NAIPISA welcomes Café Ohlone founders for delicious Native American food and conversation
On. Nov. 14, from 12 – 1 p.m. (PT), join UCOP’s Native American, Indigenous and Pacific Islander Staff Association (NAIPISA) and its co-sponsors — the Cal Native and Indigenous Alumni Association and UCOP Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs — for a Native American Heritage Month celebration!
Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, the founders of Berkeley Indigenous restaurant Café Ohlone, will share their story and provide an overview of their culinary experience.
In-person attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy a selection of traditional food from Ohlone culture!
- What: NAIPISA Native American Heritage Month Celebration: Café Ohlone
- Date/Time: Nov. 14, 12 –1 p.m. (PT) — For in-person attendees, doors open at 11:45 a.m.
- Location: Hybrid: Zoom + Broadway Conference Center
- Registration: RSVP online here
Vincent Medina is East Bay Ohlone, an Indigenous community from the San Francisco Bay Area. Vincent and Louis Trevino (Rumsen Ohlone) co-founded mak-‘amham, an organization and restaurant focused on reviving and strengthening traditional Ohlone foods and sharing them back with their communities, as well as educating the public of Ohlone culture through cuisine. Vincent is a leader in the efforts to strengthen the Chochenyo Ohlone language. He lives, and was born in, his family’s Indigenous tribal area of Halkin (Southern Oakland/San Leandro/San Lorenzo/Hayward).
Louis Trevino is a Rumsen Ohlone community member who is active in the cultural revitalization efforts of his people. He is focused primarily on the revitalization of the Rumsen language and traditional Ohlone foods. He longs for a full and holistic revitalization of the lifeways of his ancestors, including language, story, song, art, food and every other aspect of traditional Rumsen Ohlone culture, and he is grateful to contribute towards this effort. With his partner, Vincent Medina, Louis co-founded mak-‘amham, which works to promote traditional Ohlone foods within their families, as well as to educate the public about Ohlone cuisine and identity.
To learn more about Café Ohlone, visit makamham.com
Tags: Cafe Ohlone, Indigenous culture, NAIPISA, Native American Heritage Month