Fri Feb 19th, 2016
The Southern Ute Drum
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Tags: Allisianna Baker, Amy Barry, Cameron Weaver, Christina Herrera, Clement J. Frost, D’Vondra Garcia, Lonicia O’John, Lorelei Cloud, Mary Guenther, Mel Baker, Mike Olguin, Randy Herrera, SCSYAC, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council, Tyson Thompson, YEP Coordinator Mary Guenther, Youth Council
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe welcomed three new youth council members to the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council (SCSYAC) on Thursday, Feb. 18 inside Tribal Council Chambers. The three young ladies joining the youth council are Allisianna Baker, Christina Herrera and D’Vondra Garcia.
“It’s an important day to recognize our young people they are a gift from our creator. Through this honor we look at helping them become leaders for the tribal membership,” Chairman Clement J. Frost said.
Vice Chairwoman, Lorelei Cloud said she was excited to see more young women on the Youth Council and encourages the young ladies to, “stand in their own power”. Prior to them being selected, outgoing Council lady, Lonicia O’John, was the only female to sit on the Youth Council.
The three new comers will be taking over the seats of outgoing members: Cameron Weaver, Randy Herrera, and Lonicia O’John.
“It was an honor to work with them, I believe they are the future of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe,” SCSYAC Coordinator, Mary Guenther said of the outgoing youth.