Alberto Ramirez – Torres Martinez Tribal Administrator

Alberto Ramirez – Torres Martinez Tribal Administrator

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Alberto Ramirez has worked for the Tribe for the past 19 years in different capacities such as Natural Resources, Director, Training and Development Director, and Environmental Protection Director.

He was also the Environmental Compliance Manager for KSC Corporation in La Quinta, CA. and Deputy Director for Save the Children Foundation in Sonora, Mexico.


About the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Tribe

The Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized tribe of Cahuilla and Chemehuevi Indians, located in Imperial and Riverside counties in California.

Their autonym is Mau-Wal-Mah Su-Kutt Menyil,[6] which is said to mean “among the palms, deer moon.

The Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation is a federal reservation in Imperial and Riverside Counties, with a total area of 24,024 acres (9,722 ha). It was established in 1876 and was named for the village of Toro and the Martinez Indian Agency.

In 1970, 42 of the 217 enrolled tribal members lived on the reservation.[4] As of the 2010 Census the population was 5,594.

The tribe owns and operates the Red Earth Casino in Salton City, California

The tribe maintains a small (48 interments) cemetery on Martinez Road in Thermal.