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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    Re: Public Notice: TCIA Meeting 23 January 2010 NON-EXISTENT

    This proves that Ramona Reece, Interim TNNAC Secretary, can write a letter. Nothing else.

    Re: Public Notice: TCIA Meeting 23 January 2010 NON-EXISTENT

    Standing Rules

    1. Meetings - Calling


    A. The Commission shall meet at a location and on a date and time agreed upon at a regularly scheduled Commission meeting with a quorum present, or agreed upon by a majority of Commission members at least eleven (11) days in advance and in writing.

    B. Any meeting that is not called and scheduled by a majority of Commission members shall not be considered a legal meeting, except for emergency meetings, which needs the requirements for Section 1 with a three-day notice.

    C. The Chairperson who sees a need for an emergency meeting, or is requested to do so by a commission member, may call no more than two (2) meetings in a calendar year with, at least, a three-day notice and in consultation with Commission members.

    D. Any Commission member may also call for an emergency meeting following the same said procedures.

    http://www.tncia.org/standingrules/index.html

    NON-EXISTENT - Re: Public Notice: TCIA Meeting 23 January 2010

    YOU are NOT and HAVE NOT been officially recognized as neither Chair or Secretary. Why are you NOW insisting on trying to change the RULES when you've always been such an ass about making sure OTHERS always follow the SAME RULES???

    UNTIL such time as you ARE VOTED at an OFFICIAL meeting as CHAIR or Secretary, PLEASE DO NOT POST GARBAGE that is FALSE and MISLEADING.

    Thank you
    Donna



    James Everett Meeks
    Standing Rules

    1. Meetings - Calling

    A. The Commission shall meet at a location and on a date and time agreed upon at a regularly scheduled Commission meeting with a quorum present, or agreed upon by a majority of Commission members at least eleven (11) days in advance and in writing.

    B. Any meeting that is not called and scheduled by a majority of Commission members shall not be considered a legal meeting, except for emergency meetings, which needs the requirements for Section 1 with a three-day notice.

    C. The Chairperson who sees a need for an emergency meeting, or is requested to do so by a commission member, may call no more than two (2) meetings in a calendar year with, at least, a three-day notice and in consultation with Commission members.

    D. Any Commission member may also call for an emergency meeting following the same said procedures.

    http://www.tncia.org/standingrules/index.html

    TCIA: Standing Rules

    The latest list of standing rules is found at:

    http://www.tncia.org/standingrules/index.html

    as soon as possible, the Standing rules notation on the Commission website will be updated to include these as well as any rules which have been included since this document was created.

    Peace

    Re: TCIA: Standing Rules

    James Everett Meeks
    The latest list of standing rules is found at:

    http://www.tncia.org/standingrules/index.html

    as soon as possible, the Standing rules notation on the Commission website will be updated to include these as well as any rules which have been included since this document was created.

    Peace


    well yippee and yahoo


    Ya can call a tater a 'mater all ya wanna. It'll STILL be what it is. Yanno? On second thought, it's obvious ya don't know.

    UPDATED: Tentative Agenda

    Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs

    Tentative Agenda for Meeting

    23 January 2010 10:00 AM

    St. Ann Catholic Church

    Family Life Center

    6529 Stage Road

    Bartlett, TN 38134


    Prayer

    Introductions

    Opening Public Comments

    Agenda review/approval

    1. Officer Election

       Chair

       Vice-Chair

       Secretary

       Rules Committee

    2. Treasurer's report

    3. Minutes of 5 October 2009 meeting in Chattanooga - review

    4. 2009 annual reports - review

    5. Review chair's response to TNNAC inquiry


    Old Business

    --------------------------------------------------------

    1. Census 2010

    2. Motion to take from table previous discussion of internal rules, appointments, elections, tabled in February 2009

    3. Approval of Rule 0785-1 State Tribal Recognition Criteria.


    New Business

    --------------------------------------------------------

    1. Recognition Committee Appointment

    2. Recognition Application Review

    3. Legislation



    1. Legislation to Enact the Tennessee Indian Affairs Commission

      • HB1078 / SB1015   by Lynn  / by Johnson

      • Sunset Laws - As introduced, extends commission on Indian affairs, June 30, 2010.



    2. Legislation to make 28 February “Annual Dragging Canoe Memorial Day”

    3. Legislation for “American Indian Heritage Month”

      • HB0186 / SB0136   HB by Casada  /  SB by *Ketron

      • Caption Bill:

      • Holidays and Days of Special Observance - As introduced, redesignates the second Monday in September each year as American Indian Day instead of the fourth Monday in September each year.



    4. HB0333 /  SB1735  by Mumpower  /  by Ramsey


      • Naming and Designating - As introduced, extends state Native American Indian recognition with full legal rights and protections to the Remnant Yuchi Nation in the counties of Sullivan, Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Unicoi, Johnson, and Washington.


    5. HB1692 / SB1978   by Mumpower / by Ramsey


      • Minority Affairs - As introduced, grants state recognition to certain Indian tribes, bands, and groups; provides means for other Indian tribes, bands, and groups to receive state recognition.


    6. HJR0708     by Lynn


      • Naming and Designating - "American Indian Heritage Month," September 2010


    7. General Assembly, Statement of Intent or Position - Expresses support for the Tennessee Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and commemorative events honoring Native Americans.


    6. Outstanding Current Legislation before the General Assembly.

    7. Meeting Schedule


    Closing Public comments

     --------------------------------------------------------


    Prayer

    Adjourn


    Agenda subject to change according to inclusions within the law


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