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December 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
For Navajo defendants charged with felonies, Salt Lake City's imposing federal courthouse can seem like a strange land, where everyone speaks in a strange tongue. That's because it is. And it's up to Navajo court interpreters to translate both language and culture. "It is a foreign process to the Navajo people," said Salt Lake interpreter Bertie Kee-Lopez. "A lot of times they are very, very nervous. They're taken from the reservation and into federal court. . . .
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December 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
For Navajo defendants charged with felonies, Salt Lake City's imposing federal courthouse can seem like a strange land, where everyone speaks in a strange tongue. That's because it is. And it's up to Navajo court interpreters to translate both language and culture. "It is a foreign process to the Navajo people," said Salt Lake interpreter Bertie Kee-Lopez. "A lot of times they are very, very nervous. They're taken from the reservation and into federal court. . . .
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