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
    731-723-9994

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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    WOW TNNAC!

    Great convention best one I seen. Done on up and up. Good spirit-UNITY! Good food! Sure preciate whiners- moaners- haters stayin home... yall keep up the good work.

    Re: WOW TNNAC!

    Thanks, Shelby. It was good to see so many Indians from across the State come together and work together. Maybe there will be more meetings like this in the future...friendly.

    unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Memphis: Alice Henry, Phillip Stevens
    Nashville: Charles Lawson, Bill Wells
    Chattanooga: Tammera Hicks, John Anderson
    Knoxville: Cheryl Sherrill, Christine Goddard

    If appointed as nominated, the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs
    would have
    - no member of a federally-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no member of a state-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no 1st- or 2nd-generation descendant of a member of a federally- or
    state-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no spouse of a member of a federally- or state-recognized Native
    American Indian tribe.


    TNNAC - www.tnnac.org
    Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs -
    www.state.tn.us/environment/boards/tcia/
    days to legal termination of Commission: 205

    Nominations go to the Governor (www.tn.gov/governor/), Speaker of the
    Senate/Lieutenant Governor (www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/speaker.html),
    Speaker of the House (www.capitol.tn.gov/house/speaker.html).


    TCA 4-34-104. Members.
    (b) (3) Preference in selection of at least five (5) Indian commissioners
    shall be given to Native American Indians, i.e., persons having origins in
    any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintain cultural
    identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

    --


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    tom
    Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Chattanooga

    Re: unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    You have over looked one category.

    "No one with mother who is a member of a federally recognized tribe"

    Re: unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    Two Dogs
    You have over looked one category.
    "No one with mother who is a member of a federally recognized tribe"


    look again.
    tom
    - no 1st- or 2nd-generation descendant of a member of a federally- or
    state-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no comment on the "unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results" ?

    ;>

    Re: unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    Probably the first time in history that an Indian Affairs commission was made up completely of Non-Native wannabes Of course, white folks know what is best for us, look how history reflects that!!

    Re: unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    And it is the "truth" according to tom? What tom doesn't know will surprise him!!!

    Natural Law will prevail

    annie
    And it is the "truth" according to tom? What tom doesn't know will surprise him!!!


    Elder's Meditation of the Day - December 9


    "The Natural Law will prevail regardless of man-made laws, tribunals, and governments."
    --Traditional Circle of Elders, NAVAJO-HOPI Joint Use Area


    The Great Spirit made Laws by which Man needs to live. These Laws are just and are about living in harmony. Man has passed many laws that say it is okay to do things. Many of these man-made laws are out of harmony with the Laws of the Great Spirit. These man-made laws will cause trouble for the human being if they are out of harmony with the Laws of the Creator.


    Great Spirit, teach me Your Laws.

    Re: unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    Rather disappointed in your response Ron... While I don't always agree with Tom, I don't take his blood as an issue, (In my mind he is Lakota and thats the end of the argument...)... Course, you all could have it out with handgames or stickball...lol.

    Look folks,.. Make it about facts... not personal feelings..
    Prayers for all,
    Otter

    confirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results

    tom
    unconfirmed 2009 TNNAC Convention results
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Memphis: Alice Henry, Phillip Stevens
    Nashville: Charles Lawson, Bill Wells
    Chattanooga: Tammera Hicks, John Anderson
    Knoxville: Cheryl Sherrill, Christine Goddard

    If appointed as nominated, the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs would have
    - no member of a federally-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no member of a state-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no 1st- or 2nd-generation descendant of a member of a federally- or state-recognized Native American Indian tribe,
    - no spouse of a member of a federally- or state-recognized Native American Indian tribe.


    as expected. 53 present of 105 delegates (15 from 7 caucuses)

    2009 Convention Results / Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs / Metro Areas
    www.tnnac.org/?page_id=268

    Election Participation √ – present 0 – absent Caucus Convention









    Charles Lawson Nashville √ √ 1st P – 53/53 1st
    Alice Gwin Henry Memphis √ √ 1st P – 53/53 1st
    Christine Goddard Knoxville √ √ 1st P – 53/53 1st
    Tammera Hicks Chattanooga √ √ 1st P – 53/53 1st
     
    Bill Wells Nashville 0 0 1st P - 0/53 2nd P - 42/53 2nd
    Phillip D. Stevens Memphis √ √ 1st P - 0/53 2nd P - 51/53 2nd
    Cheryl A. Sherrill Knoxville √ √ 1st P - 0/53 2nd P - 52/53 2nd
    John W. Anderson Chattanooga √ 0 1st P - 0/53 2nd P - 40/53 2nd


    Recommendations for other boards and commissions
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Archaeological Advisory Council
    G. Clifford Caudle Memphis
    Tammera D. Hicks Chattanooga

    Arts Commission
    Alice Gwin Henry Memphis

    Historical Commission
    G. Clifford Caudle Memphis
    Tammera D. Hicks Chattanooga

    Human Rights Commission
    Diane Christmas Memphis
    Alice Gwin Henry Memphis


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