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
  •   TN Historical Commission
    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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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    what a difference a day can make

    On the day after The Day, hope, relief and anger
    By PAULINE ARRILLAGA – 2 hours ago

    On the day after The Day, there was relief. The elderly woman who was grateful to be able to turn on her television without seeing another biting ad, who can quit ignoring the incessant ringing of the telephone.

    There was also the hope we've heard so much about. For a black man in a Washington, D.C., barbershop, the feeling that "it" has actually happened. That kind of hope is no longer a mere election-year cliche, but something lasting and real for many Americans, like the tribal leader in New Mexico and the Hispanic lawyer in Texas who believe a door has opened for them, too.

    And there were still others who never supported Barack Obama and were clinging to the idea that the nation made a mistake. That concern — anger, for some — is just as persistent and real.

    The speeches are done. The parties are over. The signs are coming down. But our feelings about an election that was as ugly as it was inspiring, as monotonous as it was momentous, endure. As Americans shift from the prospect of a black president to the reality of it, it is coming home to us all in different ways.

    --- snipped ---

    Akil Wilson, a 27-year-old barber, said he looked into his 2-year-old son's eyes Wednesday morning and told him it's a different world now.

    "I was like man, yo, you never have to think like I thought — that there's never going to be a black president," Wilson said.

    He said Obama's achievement had motivated him to go back and finish his college degree in political science.

    "You feel like you can get a little bit farther than you felt you could have before," he said. "I have no excuse anymore, and I really see that now."


    Moving and inspirational. Read more at the link above.

    Great! Also, get ready for lots of new Baracks or Obamas....

    Probably not Hussein... anyway

    A little boy was born on election name, his parents gave him the middle name of Obama. I'm sure there'll be more.

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