Armstrong to read at Write Here event

Author Jeannette Armstrong will read tonight, March 13, at Cafe Guido as part of North Island College’s Write Here Readers Series.

PORT HARDY—Author Jeannette Armstrong will read tonight, March 13, at Cafe Guido in Port Hardy as part of North Island College’s Write Here Readers Series.

Armstrong is Syilx Okanagan, a fluent speaker of nsyilxcen and a traditional knowledge keeper within her Nation. She currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy at UBC Okanagan, and has a Ph.D. in Environmental Ethics and Syilx Indigenous Literatures.

Armstrong has been instrumental in the research and implementation of a successful nsyilxcen adult language fluency and revitalization program. Her published works include literary titles and academic writing on a wide variety of Indigenous issues. She currently serves on Environment Canada’s Traditional Knowledge Subcommittee.

Her first novel, Slash,  published in 1985, is perhaps her most famous work and has been called the first novel by a First Nations woman in Canada. Since its publication, Armstrong has continued to write prolifically, notably poetry and short stories.

The reading begins at 7 p.m. and is free for everyone to attend.

For more information about Jeannette Armstrong’s reading or NIC’s Write Here Readers Series, please contact Susan Auchterlonie at 250-334-5271.