The Global Indigenous Rights Lecture
Join us on October 17th for an annual speaker series dedicated to global Indigenous rights, made possible by the generosity of John Bell, and presented by the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the First Nations House of Learning.
In partnership with CBC and the Laurier Institution, the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the First Nations House of Learning welcome Chief Wilton Littlechild, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Dr. Littlechild is a respected lawyer, advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, avidly promoting self-determination and Treaty implementation. Dr. Littlechild has served as the Chairperson for the Commission on First Nations and Métis Peoples and Justice Reform in Saskatchewan. He currently is a Commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
As a Member of Parliament from 1988 – 1993, Dr. Littlechild served on several senior committees in the House of Commons and was a parliamentary delegate to the United Nations. The Chiefs of Treaties 6, 7, 8 (Alberta) appointed him as the Regional Chief for the three Treaty territories in 2006. The Chiefs of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations in a traditional ceremony honoured Willie by appointing him as the International Chief for Treaty No. 6 Confederacy, which was recognized and adopted by the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs of Treaties 6-7-8 (Alberta). He has drafted and negotiated legislation and agreements regarding oil and gas industry and specific claims on his people’s lands.
*Please be aware this event will be photographed and videographed for broadcasting through CBC Radio later this fall.