Indigenous Interpreting+® specializes in indigenous languages from Mexico is one of the few programs of its kind in the United States helping health care providers, courts and other agencies effectively communicate with indigenous people.
We offer two training programs created specifically to train speakers of indigenous languages how to become interpreters. We are continuing to develop and compile resources and create new tools to support an innovative teaching model for indigenous language interpreters.
The Indigenous Interpreter® Training Program participated in the 2017 Lenguas Conference in Mexico City. Licensed trainer and curriculum developer Katharine Allen presented a 2-day version of our comprehensive indigenous interpreter training to speakers of Spanish and Indigenous languages. Indigenous Interpreting+® is proud to have been a part of this important event that united conference, health care, legal and community interpreters and translators from all over the Americas.READ MORE
We participated in the Evento Cultural Indigena located in Greenfield, CA on April 23, 2017. “The Movimiento Cultural de la Union Indigena” (MCUI) is an organization that was formed with the voices and the forces of our indigenous communities, so that we may be more educated and become more organized to save our indigenous cultures. Equally as important, we must end the injustices and deception we face everyday in the fields of California. The Indigenous Union was founded in 2005 by a group of people originating from Santa Cruz River Venado in Oaxaca (in the Triqui Bajo zone) who settled in Sonoma County, California, USA.”
Indigenous Interpreting+® attended The Evento Cultural Indigena, a celebration of the Indigenous cultures from Oaxaca! Food, Music, Traditional dances and health screening were provided along with informational booths from local agencies. Indigenous Interpreting+® provided information on interpreting services and interpreting training. READ MORE
Natividad Medical Foundation’s Indigenous Interpreting+ ® is thrilled to announce that 27 interpreters from three countries and three U.S. states participated in the inaugural session of The Indigenous Interpreter ® that concluded on January 18, 2017. This 63-hour training program is the first of its kind in the U.S. to credential interpreters of indigenous languages from Mexico and Central America. Upon successful completion, graduates of the program receive The Indigenous Interpreter®“National Credential: Level 1 Qualification”
Indigenous Interpreting+®, a service of Natividad Medical Foundation, is featured on the latest episode of PRI’s The World in Words, released last week. Reporter Nina Porzucki traces the creation of the program and shares the impact it has for those who speak indigenous languages in the Salinas community and across the country. READ MORE
Indigenous Interpreting+® interviewed for newly released book Providing Health Care in the Context of Language Barriers: International Perspectives Global migration continues to increase, and with it comes increasing linguistic diversity. This presents obvious challenges for both healthcare provider and patient, and the chapters in this volume represent a range of international perspectives on language barriers
In March 2018, the textbook and workbook that accompany The Indigenous Interpreter® Training Program will be presented online through public license. The PDFs of both books will be freely available to the public for use under the terms of the license. Stay tuned for final release date information and a download link in early 2018.