United Tribes board elects Spirit Lake chairwoman

Construction worker Albert "Buck" Fallis shares some humor with newly elected United Tribes Technical College Chairperson Myra Pearson, during a February 16 tour of newly constructed family apartments on the college campus in Bismarck. Looking on is newly elected board Vice-Chairman Jim Baker. Photo © United Tribes News.

Myra Pearson, the chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Nation, was elected as chair of the board for the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota.

Pearson's election took place at a meeting February 16. She also assumes leadership of the United Tribes of North Dakota, which represents the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Also at the meeting, Jim Baker, a council member for the Turtle Mountain Band, was elected vice-chair. Marcus Wells Jr., the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, was elected secretary-treasurer.

The board governs operations of UTTC, which serves over 1,000 students annually.

Relevant Links:
United Tribes Technical College - http://www.uttc.edu

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