Arrows in the quiver

Coeur d'Alene Tribal government operates with 17 departments, each with staff and various divisions of operations. All of the existing council members, including the chairman, have worked for or, in some cases, directed these departments. The department heads report to the council, their responsibilities ranging from finance to public relations to natural resources.

The direction from the chairman and the council is to look ahead, move ahead and create progress for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Department heads enjoy the Council's trust and are, in turn, expected to make independent decisions within the bounds of their responsibilities. Together with the tribal membership, elected leaders and the staff have set forth the goal of restoring the tribe's self-sufficiency. That will come with economic development, high employment and the providing of educational opportunities.