As a scholar, I am committed to the revitalization and representation of indigenous perspectives in both academic research and narratively oriented forms. And, as a writer, I am invested in storytelling and the correction of the gross historic misrepresentations of the complexities of indigenous societies. Through my research, I wish to frame the intersections of narrative device, conservation sustainability and the relevant socio-cultural realities of indigenous populations both past and present. I have focused my research on illustrating the moribund status of indigenous languages in North America, as well as analyzing the successes among indigenous cultural collectives who have employed integrative linguistic revitalization techniques to preserve entire ways of life. My goal being to demonstrate how the continuation of indigenous language functions are intrinsic to the survival of increasingly receding cultural identities.