Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    Re: BIA Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Central Band of Cherokee of Lawrence County TN

    the irony ... the group with, hands-down, the largest amount of 'documents' that were submitted to TCIA - actually probably about twice the amount of 'documents' than all other groups combined! - is STILL not acknowledged by the BIA (with all their expertise at determining legitimate tribal gov'ts and histories). So if the group with the most "toys" is denied, ya gotta know that the other groups with FAR LESS "toys" don't even stand a chance!

    Soooo ..... exactly HOW and with what documentation did TCIA determine these groups were "legit"?!! To me, it seems like deliberate perpetuation of fake/fraud culture clubs - bordering on and looking quite like criminal fraud in my humble opinion.

    Donna

    Re: BIA Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Central Band of Cherokee of Lawrence County TN

    DonnaS
    the irony ... the group with, hands-down, the largest amount of 'documents' that were submitted to TCIA - actually probably about twice the amount of 'documents' than all other groups combined! - is STILL not acknowledged by the BIA (with all their expertise at determining legitimate tribal gov'ts and histories). So if the group with the most "toys" is denied, ya gotta know that the other groups with FAR LESS "toys" don't even stand a chance!

    Soooo ..... exactly HOW and with what documentation did TCIA determine these groups were "legit"?!! To me, it seems like deliberate perpetuation of fake/fraud culture clubs - bordering on and looking quite like criminal fraud in my humble opinion.

    Donna


    Agreed!!!!! Exactly the point. No way, no how, can they show in any degree these groups are anything more than culture clubs stealing the traditions and name of the Cherokee nations.

    To perpetuate a fraud based on personal desires and benefits alone, while ignoring the true facts, is a blatant refusal to obey laws.

    Even though that 'position' has been eliminated or the office is no longer held, the persons responsible are still liable for criminal and civil suit for their actions while in office. Any doubt? Take a look at some of the cases regarding politicians in the media.

    TCIA Finding For Acknowledgment of the Remnant Yuchi Nation of Kingsport TN

    exactly HOW and with what documentation did TCIA determine these groups were "legit"?!!
    "Remnant Yuchi Nation" Application for state tribal recognition 19 june 2010

    - no sources, no historical evidence of group's prior existence, no local Yuchi history, no documented Yuchi relationship, no government record, no bylaws, no list of officers, no 1857 or current membership rolls.
    - total proof / historical evidence / basis for recognizing the group as a tribe
    = 4 sentences:

    (1) "The Yuchi have been identified as indigenous to the State of Tennessee by many sources through-out history."

    (2) "The majority of the members of the Remnant Yuchi Nation reside in the following Tennessee Counties. Sullivan, Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Unicoi, Johnson, Washington"

    (3) "Membership in the Remnant Yuchi Nation requires that applicants establish a blood tie to the original Master Roll dated March 21, 1857."

    (4) "The Remnant Yuchi Nation is governed by the Chief, Vice Chief and a seven member tribal council."

    that's it.
    4 sentences.
    Approved as a Native American Indian tribe recognized by the State of Tennessee.

    To me, it seems like deliberate perpetuation of fake/fraud culture clubs - bordering on and looking quite like criminal fraud in my humble opinion.

    Re: Denied. Surprised? No.

    Certainly not surprised, those Remnant idjits should have known the BIA would actually read their "documentation." Unlike that idiot Mumpower.


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