Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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  • 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)
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
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    TNNAC mtg this saturday - AGENDA

    Tennessee Native American Convention
    Saturday, January 30, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST
    Labry Hall (Room 117), Cumberland University
    Lebanon, TN

    AGENDA

    Call to Order
       Prayer
       Welcome and introductions
       Roll call
       Review/approve agenda

    Election of board members

    Election of Officers

    Reports
       Review/approve minutes and treasurer’s report

    Old Business
       Convention
       Status of litigation

    New Business
       Status of TCIA appointments
       Identify and establish committees
       Future meeting dates

    Closing

    Public Comments

    Adjourn

    WINTER STORM WATCH

    from TNNAC secretary Ramona Reece

    Severe Weather Warnings
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    Current Warnings

    WINTER STORM WATCH
    Jan 30 2010 7:00AM

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...HEADER CORRECTION
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
    126 PM CST WED JAN 27 2010

    ...WINTER STORM WATCH FOR MIDDLE TENNESSEE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT....A LOW
    PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSING TO OUR SOUTH WILL BEGIN SPREADING PRECIPITATION
    ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. BY FRIDAY, SNOW WILL DEVELOP
    ACROSS NORTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE. IN PLACES CLOSER TO THE ALABAMA STATE
    LINE, TEMPERATURES WILL BE
    SLIGHTLY WARMER, PRODUCING A MIXTURE OF RAIN, SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING
    RAIN. THE PRECIPITATION WILL SWITCH TO ALL SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE MID
    STATE, WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
    OF SNOW AND ICE ARE LIKELY.

    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

    * TIMING: A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
    LATE THIS WEEK, AND WILL SPREAD WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE MID STATE
    BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE FRIDAY
    AND FRIDAY NIGHT, WITH LIGHT SNOW LASTING INTO SATURDAY.

    * MAIN IMPACT: ON FRIDAY, LOOK FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ACROSS
    NORTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, AND RAIN, SNOW, AND ICE ACROSS SOUTHERN MIDDLE
    TENNESSEE. FRIDAY NIGHT, PRECIPITATION WILL SWITCH TO ALL SNOW.

    * OTHER IMPACTS: ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AND DANGEROUS FOR
    DRIVING. GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE DRIFTING SNOW, AND WIND CHILLS FRIDAY NIGHT
    WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW, SLEET,
    OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
    FORECASTS.

    TNNAC January 30th Meeting CANCELLED

    from EllenCross@aol.com
    28 jan 2010, 13:00


    TNNAC Board Members:
    The most recent winter storm watch information is below for most areas of
    our state and specifically middle and east Tennessee. Understanding that
    weather can cause road conditions to worsen (beginning sometime tomorrow
    and lasting through Saturday), and with safety being the utmost importance,
    the January 30th meeting will be postponed. We certainly do not want
    any member to endanger his or her life during adverse weather conditions.

    Re: TNNAC agenda & requests

    TNNAC Officers: Marcia, Wally, Ramona -

    i will be attending saturday's TNNAC board meeting and want to be prepared
    with the same background and new information as other board members.
    please send me copies of the relevant information and advise me on the
    following:

    1. re. "Election of board members"
    - what persons are to be elected to the TNNAC board?

    2. will any of you three be running for election as an officer? if so,
    - will you disclose your family's tribal affiliation prior to the meeting?
    - will you disclose your political party affiliation?
    - will you disclose your support or lack thereof for the "Confederation of
    TN Native Tribes" and/or the tribal-recognition-pursuit of its members?

    3. please send me by tomorrow copies of the minutes or minute drafts of
    TNNAC's last 3 meetings, including

    - 5 December 2009 Memphis - Special Called Meeting
    - 17 October 2009
    - 19 July 2009

    4. i would also like to include in the agenda under "Old Business" a
    review of the 1 august 2009 Memphis caucus and TNNAC's review and decision
    about that caucus.
    - is there a written explanation of what happened from both perspectives?
    - is there a written determination by TNNAC of the problem and the
    decision by TNNAC to invalidate the Memphis caucus? if so, i would like
    copies of these deliberations and decisions.

    5. please send me a copy of all materials sent by TNNAC to the governor
    and speakers for the TNNAC 2009 TCIA-nomination process, including copies
    of all correspondence.

    i presume that these documents exist and that they are available to all
    TNNAC board members and to the public. if not, please explain.

    6. i am also concerned that TNNAC has become very partisan, including
    almost exclusively Republican,
    almost exclusively "Confederation",
    has no members of federally-recognized tribes,
    only one member of a state-recognized tribe,
    only one member elected to TNNAC by a regular
    caucus from any of the past three elections,
    has invalidated a caucus election without due process,
    and had zero (0) 2009 Convention participation from persons not supportive of the "Confederation".
    i would like "Concerns" added to the Agenda under "New Business", followed by a
    discussion on how to make TNNAC more inclusive, more diverse and more
    representative of the statewide indian community.

    thanks in advance for your consideration.

    ;>


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