Languages and Power
CIELO created the Center for Indigenous Language and Power (CILP). CILP responds to the multiple needs that interpreters require to provide the most accurate interpretation while building power and sustainable leadership of the interpreters themselves. CILP invest in leadership in various parts of the United States, given the vast and urgent need. We provide continuous education for interpreters through workshops given by experts in their field alongside Indigenous seasoned interprets guiding the new generation in breaking down the terminology in Indigenous languages. We aim to limit the borrowing of Spanish in Indigenous language interpretation.
We also organized the first and only National Indigenous Interpreters Conference to provide networking space to build relationships throughout our indigenous interprets networks.