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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    Something to do between powwows...

    Here are a couple of events people might want to check out in the coming weeks:


    LOVE LAVENDER FESTIVAL

    Saturday, May 22, 10am-5pm & Sunday, May 23, noon-5pm, in the courtyard of the historic Eureka Inn in downtown Jonesborough, TN.

    There will be over 50 vendors specializing in all-natural & organic products; seminars on Cooking with Lavender, Medicinal Uses of Lavender, Grow an Herb Garden, and Start Your Own Lavender Farm. There will also be lavender wand classes, lavender massages, a lavender plant sale & live music.

    Contact: Scott County Lavender 423-753-2352, Historic Eureka Inn 423-913-6100 or view the website at: www.lovelavenderfestival.com.


    SMOKY MOUNTAIN POTTERY FESTIVAL

    Friday, June 4, noon-5pm & Saturday, June 5, 9am-5pm, at the Townsend Visitors Center in Townsend, TN.

    Enjoy the work of creative artisans & watch pottery being made. There will be demonstrations & hands-on activities, and special firings at this juried pottery festival. Special guests include: Featured Potter, Cynthia Bringle of Penland, NC; Peter Rose, Knoxville, TN; Joe Frank McKee, Dillsboro, NC; and Hugh Bailey, Knoxville.

    Information: 800-525-6834 or www.smokymountains.org/pottery-festival.html

    Note: all times for both festivals is presumed to be Eastern Daylight Time.


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