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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 Yurok Tribal Council is expressing their sovereign intent to create a system that honors and respects its duties and responsibilities to its elders, vulnerable adults, and other adults with estate planning needs. These duties and responsibilities include provision for their basic needs and ensuring their continued participation in the Yurok community, including creation of adult guardianships for individuals in need of assistance with their property, finances, care and/or other personal needs. [Ord. 74 § 4002, adopted, 8/26/2021.]