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Littlechild tells inquiry that violence against women and girls getting international attention – APTN

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201760 Views

November 10, 2017

Wilton Littlechild, the grand chief of Treaty 6 territory, on which the Edmonton hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls took place, made a brief appearance on the final day of the hearings to offer encouragement to the commission and to the 75 witnesses who testified during the three-day session.

Littlechild a 40-year veteran of First Nation political and legal battles, has a resume that includes playing a key role in the development of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the creation of the UN Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and, more recently, serving as a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

For many years, he was the legal representative for the Samson Cree Nation at the United Nations. He briefed the Day 3 attendees on the latest developments on the issue of violence against Indigenous women in international law.

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