Committee of Elders Survey Meeting

Southern Ute elder and former Chairman of the Committee of Elders, Ray C. Frost, addresses the group of elders and Tribal Council members attending the Committee of Elders survey review meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Chairman Baker welcomes tribal elders and explains what information will be covered throughout the meeting. He also explained his history working with the previous Elder’s Committee and its members.
Tribal elder and Elders Services Supervisor, Gloria Frost listens to the results of the Committee of Elders survey.
Franklin Thompson and Luana Thompson, both Southern Ute tribal elders, wait to enjoy a warm meal with their niece Briana Olguin.
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

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.

 

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