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    Re: Just another brick in the wall; saw it coming from a mile off - as predicted


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: James Everett Meeks, Commissioner of Indian Affairs
    To: 'James Everett Meeks, Commissioner of Indian Affairs' ; 'Tammera
    Hicks' ; ;
    Cc: ; ; 'Bill Wells' ; Val
    Ohle ;
    Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:51 AM
    Subject: Next TN Commission of Indian Affairs Meeting

    Questions and Quorum.

    1. Can we meet at the Church on 23 January 2010?

    2. If not is there another venue where we may meet?

    Quorum Request:

    Please advise ASAP if you can meet on 23 January 2010.

    I believe it is imperative that we set the tone for the next 6 months so
    we can get work done for Tennessee American Indians, indigenous and

    Please Advise.


    Meeks, James Everett

    T: 931-952-6563

    Nash: 615-885-2973

    Chat: 423-443-3468

    Cell: 423-903-8556

    Fax: 615-523-1479

    Well, we all know the Kornfused Kulture Klub plays by their own obscure 'rules' (make them up as they go along) BUT where the STATE AGENCY known as Tennessee's Commission of Indian Affairs goes, there ARE rules to be followed that aren't the Kornfused Kulture Klub's made-up ones.

    Without an official VOTE at an Official Commission meeting, how can Meeks assume the Chair and/or Secretarial position?!!

    Re: Keyword


    Until someone shuts 'em down hard, they're gonna continue to make up the rules as they go along--that includes a lot of assuming!

    Re: Keyword

    Donna D

    Until someone shuts 'em down hard, they're gonna continue to make up the rules as they go along--that includes a lot of assuming!

    True enough but there ARE rules to be followed that aren't the Kornfused Kulture Klub's made-up ones - assumed or not.

    They can play indian all day long and make up all the rules they want for themselves - or not, apparently - for being a "TN Indian" BUT - they CANNOT usurp official positions within a STATE AGENCY. I suspect a State official will soon set Meeks straight about his (Meeks') current position (or more accurately, the LACK OF) on the commission .... WHICH, btw: did anyone else notice Meeks' self-importance-label in the copied email:

    From: James Everett Meeks, Commissioner of Indian Affairs

    As IF he is THE only "Commissioner" of Indian Affairs?!!!

    what was it that Bugs Bunny would say? Oh yeah:

    Whatta Maroon!!

    Re: Keyword

    OMG! I didn't even look at the list and sure didn't see the title!

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