John Gritts Selected as
NIEA Elder of the Year
|“Dear Big John has been a humble old soul within ever since I have known him – a young man with an elder’s heart… Since his ponytail turned silver, he’s finally old enough to nominate as an elder.” Charitina Fritzler who nominated Mr. Gritts.|
|“John possesses the wisdom, compassion, and understanding of a long life dedicated to helping others.” Rick Waters|
|“John is every student’s Indian uncle – a caring individual and role model, a smart and skilled bureaucrat who isn’t fazed by red tape, and a fine storyteller with a great sense of humor.” David Cournoyer|
Gritts, 62, has three sons who have either graduated or are attending Salish Kootenai College.
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