July 19 Keynote: Jeannette Armstrong

2017 summer intensive

Keynote Address: 12 noon, Wednesday July 19, University Theatre (ADM026)
captikʷɬ: Imagery in Okanagan Oral Story.

An overview of how the Syilx language as a polysynthetic language works with images lifted directly from the living world.  It is the foundation of the complex and layered images of animal characters found in captikʷɬ (oral story) and linked directly to visual and performed communication

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Jeannette Armstrong is a spokesperson for indigenous peoples’ rights. The award-winning writer and activist, novelist and poet has always sought to change deeply biased misconceptions related to Aboriginal people. Armstrong feels passionately that the best way to accomplish this is as a professor of Indigenous Studies, where she gets to research, develop, educate and inform the minds of the next generation.

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