Ekvn-Yefolecvlket owēyat yv ekvnv likan, pum vculvke tate omvlkvt tak-vpokvtes. Wacenv yvmvn yihcet estecatvlke vpokvten hvsaklatkv-fvccvn vpeyecicakvtes. Montowisen ekvnv tis, pum oponvkv tis, pun fulletv tis vcayeckv vrahkv resyicepeyvtet os.
Ekvn-Yefolecv (ee-gun yee-full-lee-juh) is an intentional ecovillage community of Indigenous Maskoke persons who, after 180 years of having been forcibly removed from traditional homelands - in what is commonly/colonially known as Alabama - have returned for the purpose of practicing linguistic, cultural and ecological sustainability.
What We Do
The Maskoke language is the gateway to our traditional cultural worldview, but with few speakers remaining, we are racing to revitalize it before it falls silent.
Natural Building &
Ekvn-Yefolecv is dedicated to coupling traditional Maskoke ecological worldview, which encompasses integrated systems design, with Western scientific approaches to regenerative lifeways.
Ekvn-Yefolecv maintains that it is important for traditionally agrarian Indigenous societies to fixate their contemporary lifeways on regenerative agriculture in order to prolong their languages.
“This is what I would call a Liberated Zone—inclusive of regenerative, cooperative economics, self-determination, and balanced perspective that the earth is sacred and money is instrumental, not the other way around.”
— Ed Whitfield
Fund for Democratic Communities and Southern Reparations Loan Fund