Enwhisteetkwa is an inside view of what life might have been like for an Indian child of eleven in 1860 in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. The book concludes in the fall season when foods have been gathered and thanks are given to the Creator - to the Great Spirit.
About the author
Jeannette Armstrong is an award-winning novelist, activist and poet born on the Okanagan Reserve. Known for her literary work, Armstrong has always sought to change deeply biased misconceptions about Indigenous people. Her novel Slash is considered by many people to be the first novel by a First Nations woman. In 2013 she was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy to research, document, categorize and analyze Okanagan syilx oral literature in Nsyilxcn.
Other titles by Jeannette Armstrong
Okanagan Women’s Voices
Syilx and settler writing and relations, 1870s to 1960s
Neekna and Chemai
Dancing with the Cranes
River of Salmon Peoples
Native Poetry in Canada
A Contemporary Anthology
Whispering in Shadows
Gatherings, Volume VII - Standing Ground
Strength and Solidarity Amidst Dissolving Boundaries
The Native Creative Process
A Collaborative Discourse