Fri Nov 5th, 2021
Lindsay Box | Council Affairs
Southern Ute elders and Southern Ute Tribal Council members attended the Committee of Elders survey review meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 26.
The meeting’s purpose was to share the results of the recent survey and hear concerns and questions from Tribal Elders in attendance.
The elders in attendance shared the background and work of the committee, as well as concerns related to the Ute language and culture and federal recognition as a sovereign tribal government.
“The loss of an elder is really a strong reminder to pay attention to the language and traditions, it is vital to carry on what has been taught,” stated Chairman Melvin J. Baker.
Tribal Council approved the reestablishment of the Committee of Elders with the goal to a draft a new set of bylaws to be presented to Tribal Council for approval and adoption via Resolution.