Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy, aims to address existing barriers to research within this indigenous community by surveying, analyzing and categorizing Syilx captikwl (mythology) and smamay (legends) from a variety of published and unpublished collections.
She is also an award-winning activist, writer, poet and novelist, and professor of Indigenous Studies. Her research into indigenous philosophies and Okanagan Syilx thought and environmental ethics that are coded into Syilx literature has been recognized locally and globally, and she serves as an active member of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the En’owkin Centre.
Her plenary talk at SERWC-2018 will provide insight into the connection of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Ecological Restoration.
When: This plenary talk will be on Thursday February 15th.