All Our Kin Collective

The All Our Kin Collective centers Indigenous languages and worldviews to reclaim cultural knowledge and foster community. Our initiative includes a summer language revitalization institute, a student fellowship, and a digital archive.

All Our Kin Collective

Join our efforts as we nurture our cultures, our languages, and embrace the strength inherent in Indigenous ways of knowing.

Reclaiming languages, histories, and worldviews

The All Our Kin Collective was created as part of a broader strategy to address language-loss among Indigenous students at Fort Lewis College and beyond. With the financial support of the Mellon Foundation, this project represents the collaborative efforts of student, staff, faculty, and contributors far and wide.

The many contributors and participants—proudly referred to as “the Collective”—are motivated by Indigenous communities’ urgent need to reclaim their languages, histories, and worldviews in the face of the ongoing threat of colonial erasure.


With the financial support of the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, this project represents the collaborative efforts of Fort Lewis College students, staff, faculty, and other contributors far and wide.

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