Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    Tom: 2nd request for standing rock letter.

    To obtain a larger copy of the letter from standing rock in reference to your family. The original copy you have posted is too small to read and when enlarged is to distorted. Please supply a larger legiable copy of the standing rock letter.

    K. Wesho-Bauer

    Re: Tom's actual reply moved here

    Re: 2nd request to tom
    Name: tom kunesh
    Date Posted: Feb 2, 09 - 11:39 AM
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    Message: sorry, no.

    Ron '2Dogs' Williams has said he has proof that my family's not indian. Ron '2Dogs' Williams & hate-list-host Tammera Hicks live here in Chattanooga. we've attended the same meetings and know who each other are. i'm calling him a liar and calling his bluff. all he has to do to show that he's telling the truth (and conversely, that i'm wrong) is to provide the documents he says he has.

    yes, i could provide again the same documentation that i provided to TNNAC and NAIA for review years ago that show my mom's status as an enrolled member of Standing Rock. but nobody challenged it then, and nobody is challenging anybody else's or anybody else's parent's tribal status now. the burden of proof is with the person/s, like Ron '2Dogs' Williams, who say/s he/they has/have proof-positive to the contrary.

    i enjoy my privacy and safeguard it when i can. i've put out what i consider public information - my military service, my academics, my past jobs, my mom's tribal status. i don't publicize my birthdate or address or driver's license status or social security number, i don't publicize my mom's name or enrollment data, and increasingly i say less about myself and my family to protect their privacy too. ... but all that, including my mom's tribal status, can be checked by anybody willing and competent to do the work of checking facts. it's not that difficult. so, i did my work. others said they did the same work but better. i checked their work and proved it wrong. until they come up with better, ie, actually true, work, my claim stands.

    i don't know you. you haven't put out your whole name or address or tribal status or work history or military service or academics or genealogy here, with supporting documentation, that i can tell. you aren't involved with the Commission, you're not in Tennessee. as best i can tell, you don't have any dog in this fight, so i don't know why you're getting involved in this issue.

    but hey, next time you're in Chattanooga, lemme know
    and we can meet, i'll buy you a coffee,
    and we can share stories.


    Re: Tom's response


    What you have posted has been of your own FREE WILL. You chose to post the letter, the genealogy and what ever else people have picked up off the net about you so how about not pushing your voluntary action onto others.

    Even though the letter you've posted is intentional so little that no one would be able to read it, the letterhead is The Department of the Interior. Which means it’s a CDIB.

    I've never had a CDIB because there is no need for one I am enrolled Menominee. What I do understand is a CDIB is nothing more than a "total" of Indian blood for a person no matter how little.

    Why the need to prove your "Indian preference" for an organization by using your mothers CDIB instead of your own? It’s not like the BIA are not able to subtract the bloodline and then write an “official” letter in your name. Wouldn’t that eliminate all your problems? And just think, you wouldn’t even need to post your ss# or anything.

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