Vincent Medina is a member of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, where he also serves as a Councilman representing his family’s lineage. Vincent and Louis Trevino are co-founders of mak-‘amham, an organization and restaurant focused on reviving and strengthening traditional Ohlone foods and sharing them back with their communities. Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone indigenous rights, language, and food activist. He co-founded Cafe Ohlone, an Ohlone restaurant in Berkeley, California which serves indigenous cuisine made with native ingredients sourced from the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival.
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. With his partner, Vincent, 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. Luis is also a co-founder of Cafe Ohlone, an Ohlone restaurant in Berkeley, California.
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