Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO) holds a 2-day conference annually that centers Indigenous Language interpreters. The vast population of indigenous migrants from Mexico and Guatemala has created a high demand for trained interpreters in indigenous languages in the United States. Given this need, we have held the conference annually. There is a variety of workshops that are tailored to Indigenous interpreters in real-life interpreting encounters. Professionals from government, health care, and law explain specialized concepts in the workshops. This conference also serves as a networking opportunity as well as a professional tool specifically for Interpreters of Indigenous languages.
We would like to thank the organizations and foundations that made the 2nd Annual National Indigenous Interpreters Conference possible :
The Grove Foundation, Amalgamated Bank, The ACLU, CHIRLA, The California Wellness, Hispanics In philanthropy, The Monarca Bakery, MADRE, International Community Foundation, Agua Lucha, Frente Indigenas de Organizaciones binacionales (FIOB)