What Does Sovereignty Mean to You? Leta Campbell, Coeur d'Alene Tribe


In this video, Leta Campbell, Director of Managed Care of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, describes her background as the daughter of one of the last full blood Coeur d'Alene and a third generation boarding school student. Campbell describes her preference for the word sovereignty, which she defines as self-determination and right to govern. She illustrates the importance of sovereignty by discussing the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's work to gain the right to make decisions about the use of Lake Coeur d'Alene. She also expresses concern that future generations might not realize the struggle of previous generations to carve out the sovereign rights and privileges they have come to expect.