Jeannette Armstrong


Jeannette Armstrong, Syilx Okanagan, is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at UBC Okanagan Campus.  She is Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy and leads the De-Colonization, Indigeneity and Adaptation cluster in the Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER.). Her CRC research collaborates with the Southern Interior Salish speaking nation groups to re-establish historical relationships based on food and resource sharing, trading and protection practices.  She serves on the board of the Swift Family Foundation and is a founding board member of Canadian Mountain Network.  She is a recipient of the Eco Trust USA Buffett Award in Indigenous Leadership and serves on Canada’s Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Subcommittee of COSEWIC.  She is an author whose published works include poetry, prose and children’s literary titles and academic writing on a wide variety of Indigenous issues.  Over the past decade her focus in social transformation involved work in social and educational applications of the Enowkinwixw dialogue method with social change organizations such as the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkerly CA and Bioneers in Santa Fe, NM.