Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada

A Canada Incorporated Not-for-profit Organization

Founded 2013. Corporation Number: 9469869

Indigenous Women-Led

Canadian Not-for-profit Organization

Your  IACC board of directors consists entirely of Indigenous women. We stand to work only for Indigenous artists.

This organization empowers Indigenous women and generates economic development through free programming and sustainable projects. Funding is applied for by your IACC full time volunteer president and founder (Dawn) and funding is provided by Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Heritage Canada.

This organization does not work with any non-Indigenous partners. If you are approached by non-Indigenous groups or organizations, please proceed with caution and reach out if you have concerns.

We are volunteer led for over 10 years and strive to protect Indigenous artists of Turtle Island.

You can learn more about the IACC including our full artist membership directory, membership application and services for Indigenous artists, our board of directors, our sponsorships and funding resources and more at our home page:

We are an Indigenous women led organization.

Designated a National Arts Service Organization by Heritage Canada with registered charity status #801401274RR0001

IACC Mission Statement

In taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, Iehstóseranon:ha Dawn Setford (Mary Francis Whiteman), founded the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada in 2012 to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture.

In safe and inclusive spaces, through community based learning, the organization engages, [re]connects and empowers Indigenous women by promoting the transfer and conservation of cultural knowledge; securing the capacity for the next seven generations to retain and cultivate intrinsic cultural connections.

IndigenARTSY Statement Re: Intentions, Partnerships and Goals - Non Profit Organizations

Above all else, this not for profit organization prioritizes the economic development of Indigenous artists and the conservation and protection of Indigenous arts and knowledge. Our ONLY interest is in the empowerment and economic stability of Indigenous women

With this website we intend to maintain a sustainable e-commerce site while costing the artist the least possible amount of money (lowest commission, zero product fees, zero membership fees etc.).

We provide free (volunteer) help for all IACC membership artists to ensure they understand and are able to manage their stores and products.

If you are an organization that is considering the creation of your own e-commerce website for Indigenous arts, we hope that you email ( to discuss a partnership.

We believe:

Ten e-commerce sites with 100 artists and higher commission would create a sustainable website but lower the income for the artists.

One site with 10,000 artists and lowest possible commission would also create a sustainable website AND allow for higher profits for Indigenous women.

If your goal is to create an 'ETSY' for Indigenous arts, let's get together and make it in a monumental way!

Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada TV Commercials

Find our new commercials on CHCH, APTN and CBC!

Find the music of Theresa Bear Fox on IndigenARSTY!

If you are interested in traditional songs, language and culture, you MUST connect to the music of Bear Fox. She's a community leader and her songs and the songs of the Akwesasne Women's Singers are sung by communities across Turtle Island, women in ceremony and children in schools. Follow me to find her music on  IndigenARTSY....HERE