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Fernando Divina has been the executive chef at several acclaimed restaurants. Marlene Divina is enrolled in the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa of Montana and is also of Cree and Assiniboine descent. Together they own Divina Restaurant Concepts, which, since 1989, has provided restaurant planning services and menu guidelines for a wide array of clients—most notably the National Museum of the American Indian's Mitsitam Café. The Divinas' articles and photography have appeared in such publications as "The Oregonian," "Northwest Indian Magazine," and "Arizona Food" and "Lifestyles Magazine." Their book, "Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions" (Ten Speed Pr., 2004), produced in association with the Museum, received the James Beard Award. The Divinas live in the state of Washington.

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Fernando & Marlene Divina