The languages we speak are an essential part of our culture and identity. No one should be pushed out of opportunities to access health care, dignified work, or education because of the language they speak.
Our work is to fight for language justice. This goes beyond access or providing interpretation. It is about challenging systems and practices based on Western-centered knowledge that punishes and erases other languages and wisdom. Our goal is to create multilingual and multicultural spaces that preserve our Indigenous languages and celebrate our ancestral knowledge.
Before requesting an interpreter, please review the document below.
*Tips sheet created by California Rural Legal Assistance