The TDPS Speaker Series presents Vince Medina and Louis Trevino of mak-'amham | Ohlone Foods Teach-In and Lunch
Presentation | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. | Café Ohlone, University Press Books
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Vince Medina; Louis Trevino, co-founders, mak-'amham
Vince Medina and Louis Trevino, co-founders of mak-'amham, will lead the preparation of traditional Ohlone foods from fruits, spices, nuts, herbs, teas, and other selected items gathered in their indigenous homelands of the East Bay and the Carmel Valley.
mak-amham envisions "a full revival of Ohlone Indian food traditions as a part of the larger, ongoing cultural restoration that empowers Ohlone people to decolonize [themselves] of layers of forcibly imposed identity and return to an identity that is aligned with that of [their] ancestors."
Vincent Medina is a member of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, where he also serves as a Councilman representing his familys lineage. Vincent was born and continues to live in his familys indigenous tribal area of Halkin (Southern Oakland/San Leandro/San Lorenzo).
Louis Trevino is a Rumsen Ohlone community member 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 to the effort.
The event and meal are free, but advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Register online