Indigenous Languages Office
Sebastian Quinac (Kaqchikel Maya) is the new Director of the Indigenous Languages Office with Indigenous Alliance Without Borders. The ILO was founded by Blake Gentry, MPPM (Cherokee Nation) and served as its first director. He remains an advisor to the ILO.
ILO recruits and coordinates volunteer interpreters, trains shelter staff and volunteers in interpretation protocols", maintains interpreters for 17 Indigenous languages and 13 non-Indigenous languages, produces videos in indigenous languages for shelters and legal defense organizations, researches, and advocates for and publishes on Indigenous immigrant rights.
Anatomy Manual of Indigenous Languages in Migration
In 2021, AmaConsultants produced an 80 page manual for Anatomy of Indigenous Languages in Migration, featuring 17 Indigenous languages of Abiayla, specifically from Meso-America and South America. The Anatomy Manual was completed in collaboration with the Alianza Indigena sin Fronteras and the University of Guanajuato's (Mexico) and UNESCO's joint Patrimonio Estético y Pueblos Indígenas project.
Content of the Anatomy Manual
The manual includes a glossary of 60-64 terms (depending on the language) and a female and male diagram on 8.5 “ X 11” sized paper. The introductory material is written in Spanish but a one-page
English and Spanish Interpretation Guide for Working with Indigenous Language Interpreters is included. The Anatomy terms of each Indigenous language is listed in a bilingual (Indigenous Language and Spanish) table, and illustrated in culturally appropriate female and male anatomy diagrams.
Languages Included Are:
Embodying Indigenous Languages Video
ILO team receiving an award for the Embodying Indigenous Languages video at the National Native Media awards, Phoenix, 2023.
The illustrated diagrams of the human anatomy can be resized for a larger, easier to read print-sized diagrams such as 14” x 18” Black on White prints, for clinical use. To obtain specific diagrams, an electronic copy, a print copy, or to secure an electronic copy for institutional use, please use the form below to order your copy.
How to Purchase The Anatomy Manual
To purchase the Anatomy Manual you must first write to us at the e-mail below which version (hard copy or electronic version) and how many copies you want. If you purchase one or more manuals, your payment is not a tax-deductible donation since you are receiving the anatomy manual(s) for a fee. The total price is based on the prices listed below plus shipping costs. We use two-day ground delivery in the U.S. We suggest the electronic version for purchases outside the United States. Once we receive your order (before your payment) we can send you the total amount due including shipping based on the shipping address you give us, then you will receive instructions on how you can pay by check or online.
INSTRUCTIONS on how to place an order
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PRICING for Anatomy Manual
Individual copy (hard copy): $50 + 2-day ground shipping (approx. $16 in US)
Individual copy (digital): $50 (no shipping required)
Discounts on hard copy version if ordering 5 or more copies:
5 - 10: $45 each + 2-day ground shipping
11 - 20: $40 each + 2-day ground shipping
21 - 50: $35 each + 2-day ground shipping
51 or more: $30 each + 2-day ground shipping
Discounts on electronic version if ordering 5 or more copies:
5 - 10: $35 each copy
11 - 20: $30 each copy
21 - 50: $25 each copy
51 or more: $22.50 each copy