former Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Dr. Wilton Littlechild is a respected lawyer, advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and avidly promoting self-determination and Treaty implementation. He has won more than 70 provincial, regional, national and international championships and has been inducted into eight Sports Halls of Fame, including Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Order of Canada (1998), Meritorious Service Medal, Order of Sport, and was recently awarded the United Nations Association of Canada’s Pearson Peace Medal (2019). He has received the Alberta Order of Excellence and the Indspire Award for Law and Justice (2015). Dr. Littlechild is a former Commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He represented North America for two three-year terms on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He also served from 2011 to 2017 as an Expert Member of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which provides advice to the UN Human Rights Council.