Jeannette Armstrong

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Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan) is one of the best-known Native Canadian writers. She is also a visual artist, sculptor, an activist and educator. She is one of the first Native women in Canada to publish a novel: Slash (1985). Her second novel, Whispering in Shadows, was published in 2000. Apart from the two novels, she has published a collection of poetry, three books for children, and numerous essays and speeches on Native life and beliefs, the rights of the Indigenous people, and on ecology and Native aesthetics. Armstrong is also well-known as a co-founder and executive director of the Indigenous post-secondary educational institution En’owkin Centre (Pentincton, British Columbia), and a co-founder, director and a…

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Citation:
Rzepa, Agnieszka. "Jeannette Armstrong". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 July 2013
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12823, accessed 30 July 2014.]


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  1. Native American and Canadian Writing