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General Agency Information
Name:Pajaro Valley Ohlone Indian Council
Alternate Name(s):PVOIC
Address:644 Pear Tree Drive
Watsonville, CA  95076
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-728-8471
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Call for Times
Description:PVOIC is a non-profit 501c3 organization started by Patrick Orozco. Current Project:
Search for land and a cultural center.
This is a central need of the people. The PVOIC has
begun negotiations with the City of Watsonville, and
the proposal has been submitted to the County Board
of Supervisors for a Native American Cultural Center.
This project would provide a sustainable economic
base by developing jobs and job skills. It would create
a single, centrally located center for workshops,
dances, events, and opportunities for collaboration,
participation and partnership among Native
Americans. It will also promote awareness of health and prevention issues facing Native American communities, provide an environment to research Native American prevention and treatment needs, and give access to and use of prevention and treatment resources.

The PVOIC explores possibilities for land for a replica Indian village and for trails connecting Indian sites that could be part of the Watsonville park system.

FUNDING SOURCE: For many of events, a fee is charged to those with the resources to pay.
Programs:"Amah-Ka-Tura" (People of the Land) dance group created by Pat Orozco and the Pajaro Valley Ohlone Indian Council to help preserve traditional Ohlone culture. The group travels to grade schools, universities, public events, private schools, state parks, and dedications.

School Visits: Patrick Orozco began sharing eighteen years ago the knowledge of his people with school children.

The tribe helps persons in need:
Tribal leaders provide food, bedding, household
necessities, and funds. Sometimes they work with
probation or welfare personnel. They provide
employment, vocational, spiritual and personal
Volunteer Info:We need volunteers of all types, please call Aaron at 831-662-4760
Languages other than English:Native American
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:Individual Membership
Areas Served:California
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:See Description Notes

Patrick   Orozco

Subject Headings
 Court Community Service Sites
Cultural Heritage Groups
Cultural Heritage Programs
Dance Performances
Genealogical Collections
Native Americans
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified December 27, 2015