Pajaro Valley Ohlone Indian Council
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Pajaro Valley Ohlone Indian Council|
|Address:||644 Pear Tree Drive|
Watsonville, CA 95076
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Call for Times|
|Description:||PVOIC is a non-profit 501c3 organization started by Patrick Orozco. His mother, Annie and Grandmother, Rose taught him the traditions and songs they remembered from their days. Their influence led Patrick to interview and record all the Elders he could find, so that their words and experiences will live on.
In 1976, Patrick began his work as a teacher when he was invited to a Watsonville school to teach the children about California native history, sing songs, share stories and demonstrate his traditional regalia, abalone necklaces, clapper sticks, rattles and body paint.
Patrick formed the "Amah-Ka-Tura" (People of the Land) dance group. The dance group has helped many people find their way through life in a good way.
ELIGIBILITY: All people are welcome, members are of Chumash, Salinan, Rumsen, Chipawa, Apache, Esselen, Navajo, Yaqui and Lakota decent also some non indian. Most are enrolled with BIA. Research offered to our members who don't have roll numbers.
FUNDING SOURCE: The PVOIC raises funds through membership fees, and fees paid to our dance group for performances. Additionally, PVOIC is able to offer genealogical research services for a fee, with access to our archives of census and BIA rolls.
|Mission:||Our mission is to bring people together as one, through love, peace and solidarity. We teach our children to love and respect all people. To respect the land and all that Creator has given us.|
|Programs:||Regalia and Necklace Making
Job and Training Referrals
Court Ordered Community Service
Traditional Wedding Ceremonies
|Publications:||Amah ka Tura at Mt. Madonna DVD|
Amah ka Tura at San Juan Bautista DVD
Century of Change DVD
Walk with Yanahea DVD
We Pray With Tobacco DVD
|Languages other than English:||Native American|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Call for Information|
|Public Transportation:||Call for information|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
|Court Community Service Sites|
Cultural Heritage Groups
Cultural Heritage Programs
|This record last modified October 10, 2012|