Indigenous Languages

Interpretation & Translation Services

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Translation services are available in the following languages:

  • Algonquian
  • Blackfoot
  • Chipewyan
  • Cree James Bay
  • Cree Moose
  • Cree Plains
  • Cree Swampy
  • Cree Woodlands
  • Dakota
  • Dene
  • Dogrib
  • Inuinnaqtun Inuktitut
  • Michif
  • Micmac
  • Mohawk
  • North Slavey
  • Ojibway
  • Oji-Cree
  • Salish
  • Salteaux
  • Slavey
  • Slavey South
  • Tsilhqotin

Alberta Health Services offers translation services in 23 Indigenous languages for Indigenous patients and families accessing healthcare.

Providing care in a person’s language allows clients to actively participate in the decision-making process, provide informed consent and ensure safe and effective communication between client and all members of the healthcare team. 

The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action calls upon Canadian healthcare systems to incorporate traditional healing practices for Indigenous patients and families.

For more information on how to access an interpreter for Indigenous patients and families, email

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