Land Acknowledgement

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico — Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache — since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and make significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who are stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We recognize their linguistic histories and affirm the value of their languages and cultures carried within their communities, our state, and the world.

Our work is being conducted on the traditional homelands of the original peoples of New Mexico.
We advocate for Indigenous child language vitality.

The Purpose of the ICLRC

The Indigenous Child Language Research Center (ICLRC) at the University of New Mexico aims to help Indigenous child speakers thrive by supporting community-led Indigenous child language development and acquisition research. By cultivating Indigenous child language work, we aim to assist communities with their revitalization and sustainability efforts to strengthen the vitality of their languages into the future. It is our vision to maintain linguistic diversity and cultural identity through the nourishment of Indigenous language use by children and their communities.