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.


January 3, 2022
9 a.m.
Sioux City Headquarters

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

Committee Members

All terms 01.13.25

Rita Pitzer – District 1
Marchita Bair – District 1
Roseanne Birdhead – District 2
Brenda Bogacz – District 2
Mark Peniska, Jr. – District 3 (Vice-Chairman)
Belva Phillips – District 3 (Secretary)
Gary L. Stoltenberg, Sr. – District 4
Christine Legband – District 4 (Chairwoman)
Phillip Wendzillo – OSDA Rep. (Treasurer)