National Indigenous Arts Advisory Committee – Legal Clinics for Artists
National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts
The National Indigenous Arts Advisory Committee will be self-determining, consensus-based and entirely Indigenous-led. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will serve as the foundations and guiding principles of the National Indigenous Arts Advisory Committee’s work.
The purposes of the National Indigenous Arts Advisory Committee will be to connect and build a network of Indigenous lawyers, law students, artists, and leaders in Indigenous arts organizations, across Canada, who will assist in making Indigenous artists and Indigenous arts organizations aware of the National Network and pro-bono legal clinic services. The National Indigenous Arts Advisory Committee will also work with National Network legal clinics to ensure that their volunteer lawyers, students, and staff, receive important information and resources to assist them in providing Indigenous artists and Indigenous arts organization clients with culturally appropriate pro-bono legal advice. As well, the National Indigenous Arts Advisory Committee may accept referrals from National Network legal clinics in order to assist in coordinating the provision of services to Indigenous artists and arts organizations facing legal issues that are unique to them.