Jeannette Armstrong

Jeannette Armstrong was born in 1948 on the Okanagan Reserve in British Columbia. She received a Diploma of Fine Arts from Okanagan College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. Armstrong's main goal in writing is to educate young people about Native culture and history. She is the director of the En'owkin Center, a cultural and educational organization operated by the Okanagan Nation. In 1989 she helped to found the En'owkin School of International Writing, which is the first credit-giving creative writing program in Canada to be managed and operated expressly by and for Native people.

Format: Paperback
Slash is Jeannette Armstrong's first novel. It poignantly traces the struggles, pain and alienation of a young Okanagan man who searches for truth and meaning in his life. Recognized as an important work of literature, Slash is used in high schools, colleges and universities.

Whispering in Shadows
Format: Paperback
The second novel by renowned Okanagan author Jeannette Armstrong traces the life of a young Native woman on a reserve who is exposed to pesticides while working as a fruit picker in the Okanagan Valley.

Whispering in Shadows provides a glimpse into the complexities of the contemporary life and psyche of Aboriginal peoples. The novel conveys an important environmental theme and insights into the future as well.

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Dancing With The Cranes
Content Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback
Chi finds herself feeling comforted after the loss of her grandmother, knowing her Temma will always be a part of her and looking forward to the new child who will be a part of their lives.

Neekna and Chemai
Content Territory: Okanagan
Format: Paperback

A story about two girls living in the Okanagan Valley before the arrival of the white man. An insight into customs and ways of the past.


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