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.
CDA Reservation 2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy