Jeannette Armstrong

Jeannette Armstrong is an associate professor of Indigenous Studies and Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy at UBC Okanagan.

Jeannette has an interdisciplinary PhD in environmental ethics in Syilx oral literatures from the University of Greifswald. Her research and study as Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Okanagan Philosophy, and as the lead for the Adaptation, De-colonization, and Indigeneity research cluster under the Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) is focused in contemporary applications of Syilx traditional knowledge in environmental ethics and practice from within the Syilx framework. 


Dr. Jeannette Armstrong

Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies


Research Themes

  • Indigenous philosophies
  • Okanagan Syilx thought
  • Environmental ethics coded into Syilx literatures


Syilx Knowledge

Risk assessment of the cumulative effects and other stressors on Indigenous Okanagan Syilx values with Dawn Machin

“For me, a real reason to be engaged in this cluster is looking at different ways of engaging people in managing and caretaking this watershed and this creek.”

– Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Syilx knowledge