Ekvn-Yefolecv 2020-05-04T16:39:45+00:00


Ekvn-Yefolecv [ee-gun yee-full-lee-juh], which means Returning to the Earth, Returning to Our Homelands in Maskoke language, is an Intentional Indigenous Ecovillage Community materializing on Maskoke ancestral homelands in what’s known commonly and colonially as Weogufka (Murky Water), Alabama.

Through the foundation of Ekvn-Yefolecv, the Maskoke community is not only reclaiming a portion of its ancestral homelands for conservation and healthy living, but the organization also creates a space to practice culture, reflective of Maskoke traditional, philosophical, and cosmological worldviews.


General Operations
Amount $75,000
Year(s) 2019-2021
Region Alabama
Primary Approach Allies and Key Projects
Emergency Funding COVID-19
This grant will help off-set unrecoverable losses and ensure food and traditional medicine security needs are met.
Amount $10,000
Year(s) 2020
Region Alabama
Primary Approach Allies and Key Projects
Ekvn-Yefolecv: Indigenous-led Ecovillage Community
The major and dire impetus for the establishment of Ekvn-Yefolecv is the preservation of the Maskoke language, which is classified as “definitely endangered” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and which is intrinsically connected to traditional culture, medicine, and ceremony.
Amount $25,000
Year(s) 2018
Region Alabama
Primary Approach Allies and Key Projects