A part of the new coalition to Secure Indigenous People’s Rights in a Green Economy (SIRGE) By Chadd Cawson Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous leaders have launched a new site, at sirgecoalition.org. The site went live last month on Aug. 9, which was International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The launch is a part of the official public announcement of the new Secure Indigenous People’s Rights in a Green Economy (SIRGE) coalition, with its primary focus being elevating Indigenous leadership through the creation of a broad coalition and the promotion of constructive dialogue. This coalition, in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), will uphold all rights of Indigenous Peoples, including their spiritual traditions, histories, cultures and, most importantly, rights to determine their
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