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Jeannette Armstrong
Director, Language and Culture, En'owkin Centre, Canada
 

At SWF:

  • Friday, October 30th, 1:00PM - 2:30 PM, Beyond Charity: Women & Philanthropy

RT: Thursday, October 29th, Indigenous Wisdom: Living Solutions, Past and Present

RT: Friday, October 30th, Indigenous Wisdom: Living Solutions, the Future

Biography:

Okanagan Indian artist Jeannette Armstrong is a writer, teacher, artist, sculptor and activist. Armstrong writes poetry, fiction, essays and children's literature. She also creates visual art, as well as teaching creative writing and performance.

In 1986 Armstrong became the director of the En'owkin Centre in Penticton. She is also the first director of the En'owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, a creative-writing school organised by and for indigenous people. She has been invited to speak to numerous international audiences on native issues including native education and indigenous rights.

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Notable Quote "The Taleban is using culture and religion to keep women down."
   --Sima Wali (on Afghanistan)
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