Bioneers 2024 Conference

Jeannette Armstrong

Co-Founder | Enowkin Centre

Jeannette Armstrong

Jeannette Armstrong, Ph.D. (lax̌lax̌tkʷ) from the Penticton Indian Band, a fluent speaker and knowledge keeper of Syilx Okanagan and its oral histories, is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Interior Salishan Languages programs at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She collaborates with other Salish-speaking groups to re-establish Indigenous languages and historical relationships through food harvesting ceremonies, gatherings, and the protection of water and land practices. A recipient of the Eco Trust USA Buffett Award in Indigenous Leadership, Jeannette serves on the Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Subcommittee of Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife and is a lifetime Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an officer of the Order of Canada.

Panel Presentations:

Indigenous Forum – Listening to Wisdom Keepers

March 29th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Drawing from Indigenous Ecological Knowledge to Restore the Earth

March 30th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm