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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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    Re: THIS SATURDAY: Commission of Indian Affairs mtg @ Oak Ridge

    Old Business
    1. Status of Apology Letter from Commissioner Ohle to Glen Reece
    ["Apology" for TDEC attorney Mark James' reference to "the Reeces" (plural) instead of "Reece's" (possessive) in a private email last year. Mr Reece was offended at being included with Mrs Reece. very important state business. very important agenda item. the show will be well worth the price of admission.]


    If that's the tone this "new commission" is setting, it's definitely way more than a SAD state of affairs; it's even worse than a bad joke.


    Re: THIS SATURDAY: Commission of Indian Affairs mtg @ Oak Ridge


    2. Treasurer's report [ my guess: balance is around $230 ]

    sorry, that guesstimate should be $130 current balance if they're doing it right.

    then start subtracting the cost of new business cards for the frauds ...

    the balance will be down close to zero when the end hits in 103 days,
    where it should be when you're riding the bogus remains of a state agency
    into the dirt.

    TCIA mtg notes 20mar10

    Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs
    Meeting Agenda
    20 March 2010 - Y-12, Oak Ridge TN

    34 adults - only 2 of us not members of their "Confederation"

    $173.32 balance

    4. Status of Recognition Criteria progress
    Meeks: moving forward to May 17
    rec'd application: Central Band of Cherokee

    New Business
    1. Information Request Form [no copies provided]
    approved to adapt & utilize Comptroller's request form >
    presumably the same as

    2. CNO Disk and pamphlet
    motion - draft & send something to legislature against its "misinformation".
    Meeks - write letter, send existing brochures [attached]

    4: Status to Secy of State of ACTIA
    Meeks - proposed rough draft of letter to give to legislators
    "There is a nonprofit ACTIA - AG Opinion deemed it has no legal relationship w/TCIA
    There may be further attempts to attempt to further attempt to represent TN NA indians but it is not representative of NA population nor of this Commission.
    We the Commission wish to show our support for you ... to honor Tennessee Native Americans"
    approved to accept ltr w/amendments [copy requested]

    6: reviewed "Central Band of Cherokee" [Cherokee of Lawrence County] application; found it lacking, will send it back. allowed people to look over their shoulders at the application.

    time spent
    1:26 breaks
    1:00 review of Joe White's/Lawrence County application
    0:59 actual business
    0:23 guest speakers

    Re: TCIA mtg notes 20mar10

    > 34 adults
    > Hicks referred to Mark Greene & i as "guests" - the only 2 of us not
    > members/supporters of the Confederation.

    yanno, the one [IRONIC] thing that strikes me the most is:

    the turnout that couldn't ever be around when there were actual, real
    Indians on the Commission who were trying hard to get some real work done on
    serious issues.

    (blowin' raspberries)

    strong winds blowing rain here; electricity flickering

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