The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Elders Committee exists to enrich the lives and meet the needs of the Tribal Elders, to foster social interaction and activities that enhance Ponca culture, traditions, and cultural activities, to educate Tribal members, to mentor Tribal youth, and to provide positive cultural impacts to future generations.

Meetings and agendas will be announced here. Minutes from past meetings can be found in the archives.

Elders Committee members can be contacted at

Northern Ponca Elders Committee Charter

Click to view the Northern Ponca Elders Council charter.


March 4, 2024
10 a.m.

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

Committee Members

Rita Pitzer – District 1 Term 1/13/25
Debbie Robinette – District 1 Term 1/13/25 (Chair)
Roseanne Birdhead – District 2 Term 1/13/25
Diane Vallier – District 2 (Secretary)
Mark Peniska, Jr. – District 3 Term 1/13/25 (Vice Chairman)
Pearl Laravie – District 3
Marchita Bair – District 4 Term 1/13/25
Wanda Kramer – District 4 Term 1/13/25
Phillip Wendzillo – Term 1/13/25 OSDA Rep. (Treasurer)