Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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American Indians in Tennessee government volunteer service
TN Archaeological Advisory Council
mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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    mandated inclusion of person/s
    of Native American ancestry

  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    Re: Question to Val & Bill

    I don't think there is any one member that is totally opposed to everything. I think there are seven members who support or oppose each issue based on the issue, the input they hear from the members of the community they communicate with, and their own convictions about whether the idea is viable.

    What we're all learning to do is ask why someone doesn't like an idea, then looking into whether the idea could be modified to make it more acceptable to as many as possible. And let's face it. Opposition is a good thing. It's the other side of the checks and balance system that is critical.

    But as far as "one" being "totally opposed to everything," I don't know which one that would be and I don't want to know. When I get to the meetings, I have to sit down at a table and figure out how to work with the six other people sitting there regardless of how they feel about me or I feel about them. Seeing any "one" of them as automatically opposed would set up subconscious tensions toward that person that we don't need if we're going to get anything positive or productive done.

    Thanks for the answer

    It just seems that certain people have a built-in agenda--at least based on what they've chosen to put on this board. It made me wonder how the heck anything was ever supposed to get accomplished. And it seems as though there are those who like it that way.

    Re: Thanks for the answer

    You're welcome.

    Even from the start of the new TNCIA...

    ...there has been at least one person (sometimes more) who has been opposed to what the majority of the board has tried to accomplish on many fronts.

    Usually that opposition came because someone was trying to put personal gain before actions that would benefit the community as a whole.

    Those people aren't against everything the TNCIA has been trying to accomplish, but they do make it hard for genuine progress to advance.

    Re: Even from the start of the new TNCIA...

    Well, Dale,
    There's a certain person who posts here who is on the commission who seems to take personal exception to the fact that the commission even exists. It was that particular person I was referring to in my original post. It certainly seems as if he positions himself as a roadblock at every opportunity. Just wondering how anything gets done when some of the commissioners themselves are working for the downfall of the commission.

    Ho - the hell - wa (or in short: HOWA!) ;-)

    "Just wondering how anything gets done when some of the commissioners themselves are working for the downfall of the commission."

    danged straight - the million-dollar question!

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