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Sustainable Development Goal Indicators

Southeast Indigenous Peoples' Center is working to build capacity of Indigenous Peoples to monitor and report our own data on food production, incarceration rates, health impacts, ecosystem health, and other indicators of sustainable development in accordance with each People's process of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

There is a dearth of data for Indigenous Peoples, especially for women, the disabled, and other marginalized segments of society.  Indigenous Peoples, due to safety, language, cultural, and political issues, are not necessarily represented in government or NGO surveys or census data.  Now we have the opportunity to collect and manage the data ourselves in accordance with FPIC, as defined by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP).

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other indices are inadequate because of lack of relevance to indigenous concepts of development and non-financial development methods. 

If data is contributed by Indigenous Peoples, with our Free Prior and Informed Consent, from our own databases, gathered through our own methodology, translated into our frameworks for relevant SDG equivalents, Indigenous Peoples can successfully participate in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Southeast Indigenous Peoples' Center,
27 Apr 2015, 09:56