Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies
In recognition of his final year serving on the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the University of Colorado Law School is hosting Chief Wilton Littlechild, who will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, March 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Wittemyer Courtroom. Chief Littlechild is an honorary chief of the Maskwacis Cree First Nation, a former senator in the Canadian Parliament, and a decorated advocate for the advancement of indigenous peoples’ rights around the world.
In addressing the Colorado community, Chief Littlechild will draw upon his three decades of service with the United Nations, sharing his experience as an indigenous chief and lawyer who has worked both nationally and internationally to advance indigenous peoples’ rights. With a special focus on indigenous entrepreneurship, he will also speak on the importance of fostering indigenous access to business and financial services in our increasingly global economy.