lax̌lax̌tkʷ Dr. Jeannette Armstrong Appointed to the Order of Canada

The Watershed Ecosystems Project team extends sincere congratulations to fellow member, lax̌lax̌tkʷ Dr. Jeannette Armstrong as she is honoured with the appointment of Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian literature and leadership in revitalizing the Syilx Okanagan Indigenous language.

Dr. Armstrong is a Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy. Her work in assessing the impacts of cumulative anthropogenic effects, and other stressors on Indigenous Okanagan Syilx values in the sqw?a (Peachland Creek) watershed constitutes a central pillar of the Watershed Ecosystems Project research initiative. Through her work, the team is building relationships and establishing a vision for the watershed with Syilx knowledge and value systems as active elements toward better governance.

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