Posted on March 6, 2013 by Christopher Thrall

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:25 — 10:40 AM Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room 2-004, Forum U of A, Augustana Campus Dr. Littlechild is a passionate advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples and we are truly honoured to have him join us on campus to share his perspective, thoughts and experiences on the topic of …

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
9:25 — 10:40 AM
Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room
2-004, Forum
U of A, Augustana Campus

Dr. Littlechild is a passionate advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples and we are truly honoured to have him join us on campus to share his perspective, thoughts and experiences on the topic of Resilience and Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.

This event is a collaboration between Augustana’s Aboriginal Students Office, 2012-2013 Academic Theme Committee and Dr. Jerome Melancon. All are welcome to attend! It would be great to see you there.

Background

Chief Littlechild is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation in Hobbema, Alberta, and is currently a commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In 1976, he was the first Treaty First Nations person to acquire a law degree at the University of Alberta.

Chief Littlechild is a passionate advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples and promotes the implementation of the treaties between the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Crown. He was a member of parliament from 1988-1993 for the riding of Wetaskiwin-Rimby and has completed two terms as the North American representative to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In June 2007, the University of Alberta bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to him for his outstanding achievements.

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=5



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