Gilbert Louis is an enrolled tribal member with the Pueblo of Acoma who is proud to carry on the tradition of ranching as a 3rd generation rancher.
Gilbert graduated from Grants High School in May 2002. Gilbert became a firefighter in 2002 at the Pueblo of Acoma, then went on to Albuquerque Fire Rescue in 2005. His current position is Inspector with the Fire Marshal’s Office.
In 2014, Gilbert Louis assumed a leading role on his family’s picturesque 17,000-acre ranch in Acoma. In that time, Gilbert Louis has gained recognition for his stewardship of Acoma Number 8 Ranch. In 2016 Mr. Louis became a member of the Council for Native American Farmer and Rancher. In 2018, Mr. Louis received an Outstanding Ranchers of the Year award. In 2020. Mr. Louis and his family harvest, process, package and sell their own beef. Gilbert Louis has spoken at numerous conferences on agriculture and is a source of knowledge and information within his own community. One of Mr. Louis’s goals is to obtain more milestones in his Ranching Operation.
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