November is Native American Month. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Native American Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise awareness about the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Native Americans.
We will be hosting a weekly blog and social media posts that celebrate our history and culture and will highlight prominent Coeur d’Alene Tribal members and other Native Americans. We hope you enjoy.
Because there was always a commitment to the future, so will there always be a commitment to the past. The modern Coeur d’Alene Tribe is the sum of uncounted centuries of untold generations. In the tribe’s own ancient language, it is called Schitsu’umsh, meaning “those who were found here” or “the discovered people.” In
this remains a land abundant in beauty and resources, a legacy of leadership, and a lineage that continues from the time immemorial. The Coeur d’Alenes are who they always were and who they will always be.
Native Americans have played a key role throughout history. In the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Chief Andrew Seltice is credited with leading the tribe into the modern age, paving the way for such notable members as Joseph “Joe” Garry, the first Native American to be elected to the Idaho State Senate in 1967.
We invite you join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month – please stop back by our blog where we will provide more interesting facts on the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Native Americans.
Lim lemtsh (Thank you)