Public Interest Research Groups, or PIRGs, are non-profit organizations that advocate for social and environmental justice, and employ grassroots activism to affect policy change. Historically, PIRGs have been tied to college and university campuses, and thus have been rooted in setter institutions. However, in recent years, PIRGs have formed alliances and coalitions with Indigenous groups and Indigenous PRIG members to take decolonized approaches to building social justice movements and influencing public policy.
An example of PIRGs working in alliance with Indigenous communities include the Simon Fraser PIRG’S Truth-Telling and Decolonization Work.
As a whole network, PIRGs have taken the initiative to work to decolonize social justice movements.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group https://www.opirg.org/.