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The Yurok Tribal Council, in accordance with the Constitution of the Yurok Tribe and in the exercise of the Yurok Tribe’s sovereign power to safeguard and provide for the health, safety and welfare of the members of the Yurok Tribe, hereby enacts this Code in furtherance of our values and cultural mandates to care for elders and vulnerable adults in our community. With the enactment of this Code, the Tribal Council is expressing their sovereign intent to create a system that honors and respects its duties and responsibilities to its elders and vulnerable adults. These duties and responsibilities include provision for their basic needs and insuring their continued participation in the Tribal community. [Ord. 24 § 1, adopted, 2/10/2011.]