PPO Studies: Interpreting in Indigenous Settings, Understanding Ethic and Cultural Diversity

Interpreting in Indigenous Settings, Understanding Ethic and Cultural Diversity

0.8 PS PPO CEUs credits

Zoom meetings are held on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST/6 pm MST/5 pm PST.

Monday, April 5

Monday, April 12

Monday, April 19

Monday, April 26

This four-week course is taught by Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody

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.
  1. Participants will describe at least three major areas of emphasis and typical interpreting methods in various tribal/communal settings.
  1. Participants will demonstrate specialized signs used in various tribal/communal settings.
  1. Participants will be able to name at least two of indigenous organizations.

Purple Communications and Sorenson Communications are  an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies PPO Course is offered for 0.8 PPO CEUs at the little/None Content Knowledge Level.

 

Purple Communications, Sorenson Communications, and Diversity Academy promote and support 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. 

About Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody

Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody is a Cherokee Deaf and earned her doctoral degree in linguistic and socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. She has studied critically-endangered indigenous sign languages in North America since 1994 and helps different tribes preserve their tribal signs. She also specialized in Indigenous Deaf studies and interpreter training incorporating Native culture, North American Indian Sign Language and ASL.

Course Overview

Participants will receive a pre-assessment form with questions related to diversity topics. 

Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody is a Cherokee Deaf and earned her doctoral degree in linguistic and socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. She has studied critically-endangered indigenous sign languages in North America since 1994 and helps different tribes preserve their tribal signs. She also specialized in Indigenous Deaf studies and interpreter training incorporating Native culture, North American Indian Sign Language and ASL.

This course will provide an understanding of Indigenous way of doing interpretation.  The presenter will teach and guide working interpreters with accurate information and sign vocabulary using in Native/Indigenous settings.   In addition, participants will learn about how PPO (Power, Privilege, Oppression) might disempower Native/Indigenous who are Deaf. This course is a mixture of presenting, educating, and opportunities to ask open-discussion throughout the course and Zoom meetings. 

Zoom meetings are held on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST/6 pm MST/5 pm PST.

Monday, April 5

Monday, April 12

Monday, April 19

Monday, April 26



Educational Objectives :

  1. Participants will analyze how PPO (Power, Privilege and Oppression) affected from their past trainings which breeds “assumption” of Indigenous Deaf/hearing people.
  2. Participants will learn about Indigenous people, customs, and rules.
  3. Participants will learn more about Indigenous style of interpreting.
  4. Participants will study placements for interpreters to position themselves in Indigenous settings (Diagrams will be displayed during webinar).
  5. Participants will question and discuss about Indigenous topics and sign language.
  6. Participants will learn more about time, space and silence.
  7. Participants will understand our Indigenous way of explain “know the grounds that you step on”, and “know your place” in our Indigenous settings while doing interpreting assignments.

Participants will receive a Post-Assessment form that will identify their involvement and understanding of diversity topics covered in the webinar. 

Participants will provide feedback via a presenter evaluation form. 

This course is being offered for 0.8 PS PPO (Power, Privilege, and Oppression) CEUs: 

Diversity Academy Online provides:

Weekly instruction.

Pre/post assessment questions and evaluation.

Zoom platform for weekly meetings, 

 

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