Empowering Mayan Voices: A Journey into Interpretation with Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

In April 2024, Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim asked me to teach an introductory course in court, community, and medical interpreting for beginning and intermediate Mayan interpreters. Pixan Ixim is a grassroots organization based in Omaha, Nebraska whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the Maya people through community development strategies in Omaha, […]

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Continuing Education Offering – May Mastery!

Are you a court interpreter looking to enhance your skills and specialize in certain areas? Whether you’re working with indigenous communities, navigating the complexities of the judicial arena, or facilitating communication in sensitive contexts like foster care or divorce proceedings, specialized training is essential to meet the unique challenges of interpretation. I am partnering with […]

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Growing up in Mexico, I was taught to observe Columbus Day as a national holiday to celebrate the discovery of America. Another name used for this holiday was Día de La Raza (Day of Race) in memoriam of the battle held by indigenous peoples and colonizers in 1492 after the New World was discovered by […]

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