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Ernie Salgado Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Apapas Development Company, has actively championed American Indian rights, traditional family values and Tribal education in Southern California for more than 50 years.

Ernie Salgado Professional Resumé, CV & Biography

Ernie
Ernie C. Salgado, Jr., M.B.A.
CEO, Apapas Development Co
P.O. Box 366
San Jacinto, CA 92581

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Veteran TRIBAL BLOGGER — Ernie Salgado authored and published many original news and editorial features on his CALIE Tribal Bloggers about Soboba Reservation, California Indian Education issues that affect the survival and quality of life for Native American Indian families.

PERSONAL

• Born Soboba Indian Reservation June 13, 1941
• Tribal Member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians
• Married Patsy Ann Kraus on June 1, 1963 (51 years!
Wife passed away June 22, 2014)
• Two daughters: Andrea and Rebecca (Becky)
• Five adult granddaughters: Ashley, Alyssa, Amanda, Corryn, and Cynthia
• Four great-granddaughters:
Lorraine, Isabella, Mila Rae & Lucy
• One great-grandson: Luca (Little Man)
• Veteran, U.S. Army 1965-1971

EDUCATION

• University of Redlands, MBA
• University of Redlands, BA
• Mt. San Jacinto College, AS

PROFESSIONAL GOALS

To assist Tribal governments and American Indian community-based organizations with the expertise to develop critical management skills, long term sustainable educational goals, and realistic economic development business ventures.

EMPLOYMENT — Semi Retired

Ahmium Education, Inc.,
1975-2015

The word “Ahmium” means Children in the Luiseño Indian language. Ahmium was one of the first of the eleven Indian Education Centers established in California in 1975.

For 40-years — from 1975 to 2015 — held the position of Executive Director for Ahmium Education, Inc., a Tribal 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

The organization provided educational and recreational services for the Tribes located in Southern California. The services included Family Literacy, Early Head Start for 0-3 years of age that included the Parents-As-Teachers (PAT) curriculum, Tutorial Services for American Indian students in grades K-12.

Ahmium administered the BIA Higher Education and Career Development Funds for Southern California. SAMSHA awarded Ahmium a five-year, $6.5 million grant to curb substance abuse on Indian reservations located in Riverside and San Diego Counties.

Some of the most successful outcomes of the project were the restoration of the Bird Singers, Rez Ball, Warriors Against Drugs, the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum that was modified by Ahmium to meet the specific needs of the area and approved by SAMSHA. 

EXPERIENCE

• Currently editor and publisher of the Soboba Indian Reporter, a monthly publication targeting the local American Indian tribal population.

• Founder, CEO and editor of CALIE.org, the world’s number one American Indian community website with well over 200 million hits (2008-2017) and currently averaging over 2.5 million hits per month. Supporting websites in the network include APAPAS.com and THEINDIANREPORTER.com.

• Extensive experience with the Tribal TANF Program. Developed Policies & Procedures Manual, Educational Programs, Accounting Systems and Staff Management Training.

• Owned a Management & Consulting Firm for several organizations and private businesses, 1982-2015.

• Successfully managed the Soboba Tribal Gaming Business, 1982-1986.

• Developed a 160-acre Citrus Project for the Soboba Tribe with Sun World, Inc., 1986.

• Owned and Operated a Community Store on the Soboba Indian Reservation, 1978.

• Established and operated a Sand & Gravel Mining business 1982-1983.

• Partner in Bail Bonds Business serving LA, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, 1967-1969.

• General Sales Manager for a General Motors Dealership in Hemet, CA, 1972-1974. Auto sales, 1970-1972.

• Worked every level of employment from entry level as a farm laborer to CEO.

• Earned Apprentice Barber License 1961 and Master Barber license 1962.

• Owned and operated a Barber Shop in Pico Rivera, CA, 1966-1967.

BOARDS, COUNCILS & COMMITTEES

1962–Current: Active in Tribal Business Affairs at all management and consulting levels.

• Current: Southern California American Indian Resource Center (SCAIR).

• Served as Tribal Chairman and Councilman for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

• Served as California Representative to the White House Conference on Indian Education, 1990.

• Congressional Appointee: Advisory Council on California Indian Policy, represented So. California Tribes, 1995-1997.

• Served on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regulation Review Council for Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self Determination and Education Act of 1975.

• Served on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Education Advisory Council, 1978-1990.

• Charter member and President, California Indian Center Directors Association, 2004.

• Charter Member of the California Indian Education Association, 1961.

• Charter Member of the All Mission Indian Housing Authority, 1969.

• Charter Member of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Inc., 1971.

• San Jacinto Lyons Club member, 1976.

• Served on the San Jacinto Unified School District Board of Trustees, 1978-1985.

• Served as Riverside County School Board Representative, 1980.

• California Life Time Achievement Award for Indian Education, 2007.

• Appointed to California American Indian Education Oversight Committee for California, January 2007.

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