Danika Littlechild

Danika Billie Rose Littlechild is a Cree lawyer from Ermineskin Cree Nation, in Maskwacis Alberta, Treaty No. 6 territory. Born and raised in Maskwacis, Danika works with Indigenous Peoples in the province of Alberta, in Canada and internationally. Danika was the recipient in 2015 of the Esquao Award (a prestigious award in the province of Alberta recognizing Indigenous women), and was also a recipient of the Alberta Aboriginal Role Models Award for Justice in the same year. Danika is currently consulting legal counsel with the International Indian Treaty Council (www.treatycouncil.org), through which she has extensively engaged in various United Nations mechanisms, treaty bodies and special procedures. Danika is currently the Vice President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), the National Commission of Canada for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Danika is the first Indigenous woman to serve in this role at the CCUNESCO. Danika has served in various roles at the CCUNESCO since 2001, including acting as a member of the Pan-Canadian working group that created the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism in 2005. Since that time, Danika has been actively engaged in anti-racism and anti-discrimination initiatives through CCMARD and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.