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. More than 100 Indigenous interpreters from all over the United States come together to learn and create ties to build strong networks. The fundamental piece of CIELO’s work is to create new leadership and nurture the growth of leaders through the National Indigenous Interpreters conference and the continuous CIELO’s workshops that are held all year long. CIELO believes that investing in the community and fostering new leadership is directly correlated with strong movement building.
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,