The legal needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people are unique. We recognise the role that Canadian laws and lawyers have played in land theft and cultural genocide against the first peoples of this land. That’s why we are committed to serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients in a spirit of transparency and consultation.
In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, we are guided by the words of Senator Murray Sinclair, who said that reconciliation is “not an Aboriginal problem, it is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us.” We are working on strengthening our relationships with local communities and service providers.
In our local area, we’ve been working with local indigenous groups to provide outreach to indigenous people about the services we can provide to them.
- let you know if their problem is something we can help with
- offer culturally appropriate referrals, where they are available
- give you easy access to credible legal information for First Nations, Inuit and Métis law
- send you our semi-annual newsletter Bafflegab by mail or email
- offer advice clinics on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
- let us know that you are First Nations, Métis or Inuit
- refer your friends or family members to us as soon as you notice they have a problem we might help with
- help your friends or family members find the legal information on our website or printing it for them
- give a ride to your friend or family member to attend appointments or let them use your phone
- let us know if there are legal issues in your community that we may be able to help with
- become a member of our clinic or run for election for our Board of Directors – we need your help to learn how best to serve First Nations clients and communities
View programs and services available on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory at the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte’s Family Wellbeing page.