“The Importance of Unity: Communities Coming Together for the Greater Good of All,” by Vince Salsedo, Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley.
“Native Americans, archaeologists, and the construction industry all have a story to tell. The Natives have their heritage, traditions, and the past. The archaeologists have the artifacts and history (the puzzle) to put together like a crime scene investigator. Historical scene investigator is how I see it. The cuntitled folder:
onstruction industry has a legacy to build and leave for others to see. So, how do we get this motley crew to be united? I would like you to come out and see how we can become a TEAM. Together Each of us Achieve More.”
About Vince Salsedo: “The Monterey Bay was my backyard for 35 years. I lived in Salinas, California and graduated from North Salinas High School. I attended Hartnell College for a year. I then went into the construction industry. I worked with Central Coast Pipeline for 6 years as a subcontractor to Granite Construction Co. I worked with Mortensen Knudsen for two years, building a $52 million sewer treatment plant in Marina, California. Then I had the great opportunity to go to work for Granite Construction Co. I worked with GCCO for 24 years as a foreman and superintendent. While working at GCCO, I ran for office with our tribe. I won a council member seat and wanted to make a difference in Indian Country.”