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    TNCIA mtg rescheduled - concerns?

    If you have any concerns regarding the cancellation of the Commission of Indian Affair's 8 november 2008 Memphis meeting and its rescheduling it on 17 january 2009 in Memphis (www.state.tn.us/environment/news/ppo/nextsunshine.shtml#tcia), i'd appreciate hearing from you about your concerns by email. am trying to gauge how many and what parts of the indian community are concerned, and exactly what about.

    thanks.

    ;>





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    tom kunesh
    secretary, Commission of Indian Affairs
    www.tdec.net/tcia/ 423. 624.3380
    box 1063 Chattanooga TN 37401

    Notice-of-TNCIA-Meetings email list


    Email Notice of TNCIA Meetings list
    ------------------------------------------------------

    Given the great public interest in staying abreast of meetings of the state Commission of Indian Affairs, i've created a free Notice-of-TNCIA-Meetings email list. If you would like your email address to be on an email list to receive email notification in advance of ten (10) days prior to the Commission's meetings (TCA 4-34-105§d), please send your request to tom kunesh (tpkunesh@chattanooga.net), secretary, Commission of Indian Affairs.

    The most current public information on the meetings of the state Commission of Indian Affairs, which is all in writing, is always available free and online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at www.state.tn.us/environment/news/ppo/sunshine.shtml#tcia or www.state.tn.us/environment/news/ppo/nextsunshine.shtml#tcia

    The state Commission of Indian Affairs has no printing or mailing or internet budget. Everything is done on a volunteer/free basis. If you would like a paper copy of the public notice, please help the Commission conserve envelopes and stamps and volunteer a printed copy of the notice for yourself and your friends from the public notice webpage, www.state.tn.us/environment/news/ppo/sunshine.shtml#tcia or www.state.tn.us/environment/news/ppo/nextsunshine.shtml#tcia

    Thank you for your continued support of the Commission.

    ;>





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    tom kunesh (tpkunesh@chattanooga.net)
    secretary, Commission of Indian Affairs
    www.tdec.net/tcia/ 423. 624.3380
    box 1063 Chattanooga TN 37401

    Re: Notice-of-TNCIA-Meetings email list

    that's what I've always found so interesting about the cries for being included on a TnCIA mailing list:

    1.) Most of those crying about wanting to be on such a list have access to the internet.

    2.) Those who have access to the internet within a given group can make themselves useful and SHARE the information with the others in the group - even if not everyone in the group might be interested in such information.

    3.) the cries for wanting to be on an email list come from those who already have access to the internet and as such, also have instant, any-time access to accurate information, straight from the grand ol' State of Tennessee's official government.

    4.) Those who cry for inclusion on a snail-mail mailing list don't (generally speaking) contribute to the funding for TnCIA for the stated purposes they claim they "need".

    5.) Those who claim to need and want inclusion on a mailing list - either from the internet or through snail-mail - are also ones (again, generally speaking) who don't like, want or claim to not need the TnCIA.

    6.) Those claiming to need and want inclusion on a mailing list for TnCIA also have known how to contact the secretary for TnCIA - whether past secretaries or the current one.

    7.) Those who know how to contact the past/current secretary have - on occasion - expressed concerns for the past/current secretary's ability to fulfill the job of mailing notices.

    8.) Those who know how to contact the past/current secretary have - on occasion - expressed concerns for the past/current secretary, based on (generally speaking) personality conflicts.

    9.) Those who have internet access, who know where the official website for TnCIA is, who don't contribute to funding TnCIA, who also (generally speaking) don't attend TnCIA meetings, and who know how to contact the past/current secretary continue to act as if they're DUE something special and can't DO for their ownselves.



    WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH, WAH







    my thought is: if all those crying about inclusion and how the TnCIA doesn't "do" anything for them would get off their ever-lovin' complainin' assess and ATTEND the meetings and BE PRODUCTIVE and actually CONTRIBUTE something of value to the Commission AND the American Indian people and communities ..... DAAAMN! It's no telling the things that could be accomplished!




    when will it ever end ..... when will it ever end.




    Oh, I know when; when the commission faces sunset and those wanting Brownie Points start pointing their long fingers at everyone else.


    FINE PRINT NOTICE: I speak with my own name and for my ownself. You know my name; you know how to contact me if you have a problem with me so I expect you to be able to either email or call me.

    Proposed TCIA mtg agenda this saturday

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    -----------------------------------
    PROPOSED AGENDA
    -----------------------------------

    10:00 am:
    I. CALL TO ORDER

    II. INTRODUCTIONS & REPORTS
    A. 1. Commissioners - acknowledge reports in writing, add to website
    2. TDEC attorney
    B. Minutes (13 september Chattanooga) & financial report (:05)
    C. Annual reports (kunesh) (:10)
    D. Telephonic 'Round Tables' (Ohle) (:05)
    E. Future meeting dates and places (:05)
    13 December - administrative teleconference (minutes)
    January - Cte of the Whole teleconference, strategic planning

    ** need to complete any business pertaining to legislative
    initiatives prior to 10 february **

    21 February - Nashville
    March - administrative teleconference
    April - Cte
    16 May - Knoxville
    June - administrative teleconference
    July - Cte of the Whole teleconference
    August
    19 September - Chattanooga
    October - administrative teleconference
    7 November - Memphis
    December - administrative teleconference
    F. Archaeology (kunesh) (:10)
    G. Special Reports
    1. strategic planning for TCIA (:05)
    2. other state commissioners/representatives (:05)
    3. status of Research Initiative - statistical study of state's NA
    population (:15)
    4. status of 2010 Census Commission Liaison (:05)
    5. status of TCIA members with Indian Preference (:05)


    11:00 am:

    III. OLD BUSINESS
    A. upcoming legislative session
    1. status of Legislative Review Committee (:05)
    2. status of TNNAC 2005 referendum splitting metros from grand (:10)
    3. status of resolution re. Recognition of TN Historic Tribes
    (Meeks) (:05)

    B. Rules
    1. Agenda Protocol (Ohle & Meeks) compilation [see text __ below]
    (:05)
    C. Lobbying Disclosure Resolution [see text __ below] (:15)
    D. Regional Coalitions proposal (Ohle) [see text __ below] (:15)

    12:00 lunch

    1:00 pm:

    IV. NEW BUSINESS
    A. Rules Committee appointment, tasks, meeting schedule (:15)
    B. Commission protocol with ACTIA (:10)
    C. TNCIA compliance with TCA 4-34-104.b.3 (kunesh) (:30)
    D. TNNAC Board neutrality in nomination process (kunesh) (:30)
    E. legislative commendations (kunesh) (:10)
    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)
    1. Annual Dragging Canoe Memorial Day - 28 march (his last day alive
    1792)
    2. 2010 Tanasi/Tennessee Native History Year statewide ...
    a. Yuchi Education Month, january 2010
    b. Muscogee Education Month,february 2010
    c. Chickasaw Education Month, march 2010
    d. Choctaw Education Month, april 2010
    e. Shawnee Education Month, may 2010
    f. Cherokee Education Month, september 2010
    (Tennessee American Indian Month, october 2010)
    12 October - Day of Healing
    g. Trail of Tears Month, november 2010

    * proposed additions
    3. extension of Commission to 2011
    4. Native American Grave Goods Protection (4 proposed TCA amendments)
    5. promote reconciliation and return of expatriates to tribes, requires
    TNCIA to initiate contact & dialogue with tribes, primarily Cherokee.
    6. state tribal recognition requires sponsorship by an existing
    federally- or state-legislatively-recognized tribe / adapting
    the NCAI resolution on federal recognition for TN use
    7. Proposal to Fix Meeting dates of the Tennessee Commission
    of Indian Affairs Quarterly
    8. Resolution of Support and Commendation for Trail of Tears
    Commemorative Events

    3:00 pm:

    V. A. ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTS
    1.
    B. Announcements
    1.
    C. Public comments (4 mins. per person)

    VI. CLOSE


    ----------------------
    proposed legislation to follow as separate email msgs




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    tom kunesh
    secretary, Commission of Indian Affairs
    www.tdec.net/tcia/ 423. 624.3380
    box 1063 Chattanooga TN 37401

    TNCIA legislative resolutions 1 & 2

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)

    1. Annual Dragging Canoe Memorial Day - 28 march (his last day alive 1792)
    purpose: to establish a state day of recognition of Dragging Canoe,
    arguably the most important chief in modern Tennessee history.

    2. 2010 Tanasi/Tennessee Native History Year statewide ...
    purpose: to establish next year, 2010, as a Native History Year
    to focus on the history, locations, present-day and future
    of the tribes that used to live in Tennessee.
    a. Yuchi Education Month, january 2010
    b. Muscogee Education Month,february 2010
    c. Chickasaw Education Month, march 2010
    d. Choctaw Education Month, april 2010
    e. Shawnee Education Month, may 2010
    f. Cherokee Education Month, september 2010
    (Tennessee American Indian Month, october 2010)
    12 October - Day of Healing
    g. Trail of Tears Month, november 2010

    Re: TNCIA legislative resolutions 3

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)

    3. extension of Commission to 2011 (kunesh)

    AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 4,
    Chapter 34, relative to the commission of Indian affairs.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

    SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-29-230(a) [Governmental entities
    terminated on June 30, 2009], is amended by deleting item (14) in its entirety.

    SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-29-232(a) [Governmental entities
    terminated on June 30, 2011], is amended by inserting the following language as
    a new, appropriately designated subdivision:
    ( ) Commission of Indian affairs, created by Section 4-34-101;

    Re: Re: TNCIA legislative resolutions 4

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)

    4. Native American Grave Goods Protection (4 proposed TCA amendments) (kunesh)

    ______________________________________________________
    A. Amend TCA 11-6-109 (b) " without first obtaining landowner permission."
    to read: " without first providing (1) 60 (sixty) day advance notice in writing to the state archaeologist, state Archaeological Advisory Council, and if a Native American Indian site, to the state Commission of Indian Affairs, and (2) obtaining landowner permission in writing.

    Purpose: to provide notice to interested parties of potential damage to known archaeological sites. Notice is not currently provided to Native American Indian representatives of site changes on private land that do not involve federal or state regulations.

    ____
    [TCA 11-6-109. Private land — Trespass, vandalism, and unauthorized activities — Permission — Artifacts — Prohibited storage, dumping or littering. —
    (a) It shall be deemed an act of trespass and a Class A misdemeanor for any person, natural or corporate, to excavate and remove artifacts from the private land of any owner without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
    (b) No person, corporation, partnership, association or any other entity shall excavate, damage, vandalize or remove any artifact from or otherwise alter or deface any site listed in the Tennessee register of archaeological sites without first obtaining landowner permission.]
    ______________________________________________________


    B. Amend TCA 11-6-119 to enumerate the existing single paragraph as (a), and add a paragraph (b):
    (b) An inventory of all human remains and artifacts discovered in the course of an excavation, exhumation or accidentally, and any such remains and their associated burial objects confiscated under the provisions of § 11-6-118, and any associated report and documentation, shall be provided to

    (1) the Native American Indian representatives of the state Archaeological Advisory Council, and
    (2) the state Commission of Indian Affairs, and
    (3) the closest culturally and temporally associated federally-recognized tribe,

    within six (6) months of such discovery or confiscation.

    Purpose: to provide notice and a record of state Native American Indian archaeological sites to state Native American Indian representatives and culturally-affiliated tribes. Notification and records of Native American Indian sites is not currently to Native American Indian representatives.

    ____
    [TCA 11-6-119. Reburial of human remains or Native American burial objects following discovery or confiscation. —
    Any human remains or any Native American burial objects discovered in the course of an excavation, exhumation or accidentally, and any such remains and their associated burial objects confiscated under the provisions of § 11-6-118, shall be properly reburied following scientific analysis within six (6) months of such discovery or confiscation in accordance with procedures formulated by the advisory council which are appropriate to Native American traditions. Upon request for scientific or medical research, the director of the division may grant an extension of not more than six (6) months before reburial is required.
    [Acts 1990, ch. 852, § 11; 1999, ch. 509, §§ 2, 3.]]
    ______________________________________________________

    C. Amend TCA 39-17-312 (a) to add: "(4) Disinters, disposes of, or trades in any way items that have been buried with a corpse."

    Amend TCA 39-17-312 (b): "previously buried human skeletal remains. Any remains seized"
    to read: "and burial items. Any remains and/or burial items"

    Purpose: to criminalize traffic in Native American Indian burial artifacts in order to stop it. There is currently no prohibition in state law of trading in Native American Indian burial items.

    ____
    [TCA 39-17-312. Abuse of corpse. —
    (a) A person commits an offense who, without legal privilege, knowingly:
    (1) Physically mistreats a corpse in a manner offensive to the sensibilities of an ordinary person;
    (2) Disinters a corpse that has been buried or otherwise interred; or
    (3) Disposes of a corpse in a manner known to be in violation of law.
    (b) A person commits an offense who, without legal authority or privilege, knowingly offers to sell, sells, offers to purchase or purchases previously buried human skeletal remains. Any remains seized in violation of this subsection (b) shall be confiscated and subject to disposition as provided for in §§ 11-6-104 and 11-6-119.
    (c) A violation of this section is a Class E felony.
    [Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; 2006, ch. 896, § 1.]]
    ______________________________________________________

    D. Amend TCA 46-4-102 to make 2 sections, (a) being the original section, (b) the addition:

    TCA 46-4-102. "Interested persons" defined. —

    (a) As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,"interested persons" means any and all persons who have any right or easement or other right in, or incident or appurtenant to, a burial ground as such, including the surviving spouse and children, or if no surviving spouse or children, the nearest relative or relatives by consanguinity of any one (1) or more deceased persons whose remains are buried in any burial ground.

    (b) Native American Indian representatives on the state Archaeological Advisory Counci and on the state Commission of Indian Affairs, and members of the federally-recognized tribes which have been designated by the state Archaeological Advisory Council and on the state Commission of Indian Affairs as culturally-affiliated to lands currently contained within the state, shall be considered "interested persons" incident or appurtenant to any Native American Indian burial or burials or burial site.

    Purpose: to include Native American Indian representation in Native American Indian cemetery-termination legal cases.

    ____
    [TCA 46-4-102. "Interested persons" defined. —
    As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,"interested persons" means any and all persons who have any right or easement or other right in, or incident or appurtenant to, a burial ground as such, including the surviving spouse and children, or if no surviving spouse or children, the nearest relative or relatives by consanguinity of any one (1) or more deceased persons whose remains are buried in any burial ground.
    [Acts 1949, ch. 15, § 2; C. Supp. 1950, § 5379.2 (Williams, § 9720.2); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 46-402.]]
    ______________________________________________________

    Re: Re: Re: TNCIA legislative resolutions 5

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)

    5. Promote reconciliation and return of expatriates to tribes, requires
    TNCIA to initiate contact & dialogue with tribes, primarily Cherokee. (kunesh)

    Whereas: By 1838 all Native American Indian tribes had been forcibly "removed" from the State of Tennessee while many Native American Indian individuals remained here; and

    Whereas: In 2008 many descendants of Native American Indians in Tennessee are desirous of "recognition" as being Native American Indian in Tennessee; and

    Whereas: In their desire to be recognized, many descendants have formed tribal cultural clubs to promote their understanding of tribal culture; and

    Whereas: Membership in the Cherokee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation, all currently in Oklahoma, is based on descendancy from 19th-century members listed on various rolls; and

    Whereas: The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has two Council members at-large whose purpose is to represent CNO members "residing outside the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation", especially among their eight extension communities in California and Florida; and

    Whereas: Other federally-recognized tribes (eg, Menominee, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) whose membership is currently based on blood-quantum have created ancillary rolls to maintain a record of their members' descendants; and

    Whereas: Censuses, rolls, and lists of claimants of Native American Indians living east of the Mississippi River after the final 1838 "Removal" and into the 20th century, have been taken by the US and tribal governments; and

    Whereas: It is in the best economic and political interests of tribes and their claimed descendants to resolve the cultural distance between the tribe and individual claimants without state intervention in the tribal, organizational or individual recognition process; and

    Whereas: It is in the best political interests of the State of Tennessee that a process of return be established to reconnect the descendants of expatriated tribal members with their tribes of origin rather than establish a tribal recognition process;

    Therefore, Be it resolved, that the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs establish contact and maintain dialogue with the claimed tribes of Native American Indians living in Tennessee who are currently unaffiliated with any tribe, with the purpose of reconciliation and repatriation of expatriated descendants to their tribes of origin.

    Re: Re: Re: Re: TNCIA legislative resolutions 6

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)

    6. state tribal recognition requires sponsorship by an existing
    federally- or state-legislatively-recognized tribe / adapting
    the NCAI resolution on federal recognition for TN use


    WHEREAS: The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was established in 1944 and is the oldest and largest national organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments; and

    Whereas: The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has recognized the politically charged process of tribal recognition as potentially very damaging to the political welfare of its organization; and

    Whereas: The NCAI passed Resolution PHX-08-055 at its 2008 Annual Session addressing NCAI Policy on Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes, which includes the requirement of "one co-sponsoring NCAI member tribe"; and

    Whereas: The tribal, organizational and individual recognition issue has been the most contentious and politically destructive issue facing the state Commission of Indian Affairs over the past twenty years; and

    Whereas: The Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs believes strongly that the State of Tennessee has the right and responsibility to recognize legitimate historical Native American Indian nations and communities that have and do currently reside within the state; and

    Whereas: As a result of the state legislative Governent Operations Rules Committee directive to the Commission to rescind its policy on state tribal recognition of 2006, more and more unrecognized groups have come to the Commission and the state legislature seeking support for their tribal recognition by the State of Tennessee; and

    Whereas: All primary Native American Indian tribes and nations have been documented in the 19th and 20th centuries; and

    Whereas: New recognition of a group as a Native American Indian tribe in Tennessee presumes affiliation with an existing historic Native American Indian tribe somewhere else in the USA; and

    Whereas: Recognition of the inherent Native American Indian nature of a group claiming to be a tribe is best recognized by other Native American Indian tribes;

    Therefore, Be it resolved, that any state Native American Indian tribal recognition policy shall require sponsorship by an existing federally- or state-legislatively-recognized tribe.

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TNCIA legislative resolutions 7

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (kunesh) (:15)

    7. Proposal to Fix Meeting dates of the Tennessee Commission
    of Indian Affairs Quarterly Meetings (Meeks)

    Purpose: We've reached that point where regardless of when we attempt to plan a meeting, there will most likely be a conflict. A fixed meeting date, time correlated with the current law, will ease the burden of information to the Commission as well as with the community at large. / The desired effect of this proposal is to remedy the confusion as to when a meeting will be held and where as well as to remedy the rescheduling of any meetings which fail to occur.

    Adoption of this proposal may assist in remedying cases which have occurred since the re-founding of the Commission in regard to confusion as to when/where meetings are to occur as this has continued to "dog" the Commission and previous attempts of remedy have not seemed to satisfy all parties. While notice has been sent and has been posted, the community at large has continued to fail to realize when the meetings are to occur and where.


    Proposal: (A) that the Second Saturday of each [first month of the calendar] Quarter be set as the Standard Fixed meeting date (January, April, July, October). [eg, 2009: January 10, April 11, July 11, October 10]

    (B) Also, when possible, all meetings should be held at a State Building, thereby remedying the possibility of infringing upon private organizations.

    (C) that Teleconference meetings follow on the second Saturday morning of each other month starting at 1000 and ending at 1400 (February, March, May, June, August, September, November, December) at a location (preferably a State Office Building) which has a conference phone which may be manned by at least 1 member of the Commission at a location which coincides with the location of the next Metro Site meeting (e.g. next meeting Memphis, conference call locations would be in the Memphis Metro area). This is done to fulfill the Sunshine laws enabling members of the Community to come to this Public Location where they may also listen to and/or take part in the discussion of the Conference call (not to conflict with the current 10 day notification rule). Should a location with a conference telephone not be procured before the date of notification of meeting and agenda publication (to TDEC website), the Conference Call shall be rescheduled for the next calendar month. Should the next month be a regularly scheduled Metro Site meeting, the Conference call will not be automatically scheduled.

    (D) that "Special" called meetings be scheduled the Second Saturday of the month following the determination of desiring the meeting at no later than 1000 (not to conflict with the current 10 day notification rule and rules of "Special" called meetings)

    (E) that should a meeting fail to achieve a quorum, the meeting will automatically be rescheduled for the next month as in the case of a "Special" called meeting at the location (Same Metro Area) specified as was the original meeting.

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TNCIA legislative resolutions 8

    TENNESSEE COMMISSION OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
    Quarterly meeting
    Saturday, 8 November 2008, 10am, Family Life Center St Ann's Catholic
    Church, Bartlett (Memphis)


    F. legislative resolutions (:15)

    8. Resolution of Support and Commendation for
    Trail of Tears Commemorative Events

    re: extending the Commission

    if anyone believes the Commission really needs to be saved,
    i would appreciate hearing from you.

    ;>


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