Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for a special free online screening of “Gather” – an award winning film focused on discussing justice for Native American communities and indigenous food sovereignty in the United States. The event is free but registration is required. Guests who register for the event will receive a viewing link and password to access the film anytime between 7pm Wednesday November 17 through midnight on Wednesday, November 24th. The event will include a panel discussion with Executive Producer A-dae Briones of the First Nations Development Institute, joined by Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino of Café Ohlone (see below for details).
Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
Gather follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath River.
In addition to making the film available for online viewing, we will be hosting a special panel to discuss the film’s significance and relate these national efforts towards indigenous food sovereignty to our region here in the Bay Area. Our panel will include A-dae Briones, Director of Programs for Native Agriculture and Food Systems at the First Nations Development Institute, as well as Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino of mak-‘amham/Cafe Ohlone. The conversation will air on POST’s Facebook and Youtube channels at 7pm, Wednesday November 17th.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources to learn about and support Bay Area Tribes and indigenous organizations
This is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST.
Please read below for additional resources that can help orient you to contemporary local Tribes and indigenous organizations. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and we encourage participants to reach out to POST with additional resources to include.