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

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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    2010 legislation - active & pending

    2010 Legislative Session - bills active or pending
    HB0186 by Casada
    SB0136 by Ketron

    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.
    caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt. 02/11/2009

    HB 0239 by Mumpower
    SB 1733 by Ramsey

    State Government - 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.
    SB1733 Withdrawn. 02/23/2009

    HB0333 by Mumpower
    SB1735 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.
    Taken Off Notice For Cal. in s/c State Government of S&LG of State & Local Government Committee 05/06/2009

    HB1078 by Lynn
    SB 1015 by Johnson

    Sunset Laws - As introduced, extends commission on Indian affairs, June 30, 2010.
    P2C, ref. to Government Operations 02/18/2009

    HB1305 by DeBerry J
    SB 1804 by Herron

    Child Custody and Support - As enacted, requires juvenile courts to conduct custody proceedings in compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
    became Pub. Ch. 317 06/02/2009

    HB1692 by Mumpower
    SB 1978 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.
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. F,W&M Comm. 06/12/2009

    HB 3307 by Mumpower 
     SB3033 by Faulk

    State Government - As introduced, establishes federal standards for federal recognition of Native American Indian tribes as the state standards for state recognition of Native American Indian tribes. - Amends TCA Title 4.
    Intro., P1C. 02/01/2010

    HJR 0082 by Lynn

    Naming and Designating - "American Indian Heritage Month," September 2009
    Signed by Governor. 05/27/2009

    HJR 0708 by Lynn

    Naming and Designating - "American Indian Heritage Month," September 2010
    Assigned to s/c State Government of S&LG 01/27/2010

    SJR 0081 by Stewart

    Naming and Designating - Designates 2010 as "Tanasi/Tennessee Native American History Year."
    Withdrawn. 03/02/2009

    SJR 0082 by Stewart

    Memorials, Recognition - Tennessee's Native American Tribes and Nations
    S. Recalled from H. 03/23/2009

    SJR 0114 by Stewart
    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.
    Assigned to s/c State Government of S&LG 01/27/2010

    SJR 0167 by Barnes

    Memorials, Sports - Harpeth High School Lady Indians, District 11-AA champions
    Signed by Governor. 04/01/2009

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  • TN Attorney General
  • TnCIA official website

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    Alliance for Native American Indian Rights (ANAIR)
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    Tennessee Trail of Tears Association (TnTOTA)
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