February 09, 2022
In 2020, the Indigenous Music Alliance created the National Indigenous Music Advisory to assist in the development of a National Indigenous Music Office (IMO). A national engagement process was launched in 2021 to gather community input around a mandate and governance structure for an IMO.
The community engagements revealed overwhelming support for the development of an IMO that would allow for the advocacy, capacity building, and development of relationships needed to grow the industry for Indigenous musicians, as well as establish the foundations for Indigenous music sovereignty, and Indigenous protocols to be used in the industry. The IMO will play a leadership role in helping to develop a collective narrative, and serve as a unified voice for national events, consultations, and policy development for Indigenous artists.