Interpreting in Indigenous Settings: Understanding Gatherings & Cultural Appropriations

November 14, 2022 - December 19, 2022 (no meetings the week of Thanksgiving)

The focus of this course will be an introduction of the roles, responsibilities, and ethics of Interpreters working in indigenous settings. Essential to this focus will be discussions and an overview of historical and current practices of working with indigenous Deaf consumers, related to interpreting land acknowledgments, interpreting in tribal communities, and an introduction to typical interpreting practices and the use of specialized signs with indigenous Deaf consumers. Participants will have opportunities in assessing their current level of skills, and developing skills needed for interpreting in tribal/communal settings. This course includes learning specialized signs and interpreting skills, and live discussions about specific interpreting situations when working with indigenous Deaf consumers.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the history and significance of land acknowledgments and how to sign land acknowledgments with various tribal/communal settings.
  2. Participants will identify current roles, responsibilities, and ethics related to indigenous interpreting and understanding how to apply this knowledge when team interpreting with indigenous community interpreters.
  3. Participants will describe at least three major areas of emphasis and typical interpreting methods in various tribal/communal settings.
  4. Participants will demonstrate specialized signs used in various tribal/communal settings.
  5. Participants will be able to name at least two of indigenous organizations.

 

Purple Communications is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.8 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

Diversity Academy and Purple Communications promotes and supports policies of non-discrimination and an environment that is mutually respectful and free from bias. 

Requests for accommodations must be submitted to [email protected]


The proceeds from this course will be used to compensate diverse Deaf People of Color presenters and BIPOC facilitators in Diversity Academy.

Our courses are available to Diversity Academy members for $45 or to non-members for $65.

 

Presenter:

Gabriel Arellano is a Heritage Signer with the ancestry of Mayan/Olmec indigenous people who lived and employed in the US, Denmark, Italy, and the UK, and uses American, Danish, Italian, and British Sign Languages. Arellano has studied Signed Language Linguistics and Anthropology (University of New Mexico ‘01), ASL and Deaf Studies (Gallaudet University MA ‘07), and was a PhD candidate on Language Documentation on Yucatec Sign Language {Indigenous Sign} at University College London in the UK. In field of STEM Education, Arellano was Committee Advisory with Smithsonian Science Education Center via Smithsonian Institution, Deaf STEM Camp Director for Camp Mark 7 in Upstate New York, led Deaf STEM Program with Statewide Outreach Center via Texas School for the Deaf in
Austin, Texas and many more that he contributed to serve in STEM Education within Sign Language globally. Arellano’s experiences develop a desire to support the Sign Language community achieve
its goals of improving the quality of education of the Deaf in the United States and worldwide as well as raise its literacy level through STEMS.

Interpreting in Indigenous Settings: Understanding Gatherings & Cultural Appropriations

November 14, 2022 - December 19, 2022 (no meetings the week of Thanksgiving) - Live Zoom Meetings - Mondays or Wednesdays 4pm PST / 6pm CST / 7pm EST

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4 Sessions, Online Meetings

This course includes four sessions, videos, worksheets, plus weekly online interactive group sessions. 

Learn how to become an effective ally.

This course provides 0.8 CEUs.

This course meets the category of Professional Studies CEUs.  

 

 

Topics Covered in This Course

This four-week course will take place in November and December 2022. You'll receive one module via email each week. Interactive discussions take place in the online community at Diversity Academy and via Zoom. 

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Purple Communications is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This  Professional Studies program is offered for 0.8 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

Diversity Academy and Purple Communications promotes and supports policies of non-discrimination and an environment that is mutually respectful and free from bias.

Requests for accommodations must be submitted to [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: 

In the event that this course has to be canceled, we will notify you within 48 hours. We will provide an alternative course date. 

Should you decide that any of these courses are not for you, you may cancel with a full refund by the first week of the course. 

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