Wilton Littlechild "a University of Alberta alumnus and pioneer of the global indigenous rights movement...
"Throughout his life, Wilton Littlechild, a Canadian Cree, has broken down barriers for the indigenous people of the world. Mr. Littlechild is the first Treaty Indian from Alberta to graduate from law school and in 1988 became the first in all of Canada to serve as a Member of Parliament, a role which he proudly held for five years.
"Mr. Littlechild has represented indigenous peoples at the United Nations since the 1977 World Council of Indigenous Development. He currently is one of 16 members on the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and continues to work toward having the UN adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
"Mr. Littlechild currently serves the Assembly of First Nations as Regional Chief for Alberta."