David Matheson Death, Obituary – David Matheson, one of the most influential and influential chiefs of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning. His death came as a shock to everyone. When the news of Matheson’s death was announced, the Tribe referred to it as the “loss of a well-known, accomplished, and visionary leader.” They said this when they spoke to Matheson’s demise. Leader J. Allan, who is also the chief of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, made the observation that the legacy that Dave had left behind was “deep.” “He was a genuine visionary who had the ability to see the enormous opportunities that were ahead not only for the Tribe, but also for Native Americans in general.
He was the creative force behind many of our businesses, the kinds of ventures that have allowed us to thrive as we move forward into the 21st century. He was our “mastermind.” Matheson was the primary impetus for the building of the extremely successful Coeur d’Alene Casino as well as the Circling Raven Golf Club, both of which have been of tremendous service to the Tribe as well as its individual members. Both of these establishments have been of enormous use to the Tribe. According to the statement that was released by the Tribe, Matheson is a “mover and shaker” for the Tribe on a scale that is impossible to describe. Because of the “hard, smart, and impassioned”
work that he put in, he was able to rise through the ranks and become the most senior federal Native American official. During the years 1990 to 1993, he was the Director of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs while working for President George H.W. Bush’s administration. “Dave was my mentor,” is something that Coeur d’Alene Tribe member and CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Laura Penney has said about her relationship with Dave. “I gained a great deal of knowledge from him regarding how to interact with people and how to be an influential leader who is also kind. He touched the lives of many individuals and will be remembered with fondness and affection.