The Indigenous Interpreter℠: A Credentialed Training Program

Instructors: Katharine Allen, MATI, and Victor Sosa, CMI

This 21-module, 63-hour training program was created specifically to address the unique challenges indigenous interpreters face in the field. It is designed for all indigenous interpreters and is not limited to any particular languages.

The inaugural session, taking place this coming January 9-20, is offered FREE OF COST to interpreters.

This is the first curriculum of its kind to train indigenous interpreters on consecutive relay interpreting in community settings, adapt healthcare interpreting protocols to relay interpreting and address simultaneous interpreting for indigenous languages, among other innovations. Every module includes targeted guidance for overcoming the barriers indigenous interpreters face daily when interacting with providers, patients or clients, and the many service settings they work in.

Interpreters who go through this inaugural training are elegible to obtain the II+℠ Level 1 Qualification.

Hosted byIndigenous Interpreting+, a service of Natividad Medical Foundation

Contact Judith Pacheco, Indigenous Interpreting+ Interpreter Coordinator, at (855) 662-5300, or by email at, for more detailed information about training content, travel, lodging, proficiency testing, and any other questions you may have.