Tribal Council

As a federally recognized Indian Tribe established by executive order in 1875 by the United States Government, the Cahuilla Band of Indians exercises the inherit sovereign right to self-government.

Adrian Salgado

Council Member
Seated: 2020

Daniel Salgado

Chairman
Seated: 2020

Andrea Candelaria

Tribal Council Vice Chairwoman
Seated: 2020

Erica Rae Macias

Secretary
Seated: 2018

Gerald Clarke Jr.

Council Member
Seated: 2018

The Cahuilla Tribal Government is organized democratically and operates in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Cahuilla people.

Tribal Council embraces the legal authority and responsibility to protect and promote the welfare of Tribal Members and jurisdiction of reservation lands. Thus, Tribal Council is elected by majority vote of the entire General Membership and serves four-year staggered terms.

Working collaboratively with Tribal Boards and Committees are also elected to assist with specific governmental, economic, and community functions of the Tribe.