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)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Greene (CNO) v. TCIA   filed 30 June 2010
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    AG OPINION: Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    STATE OF TENNESSEE
    Office of the Attorney General
    ROBERT E. COOPER, JR.
    ATTORNEY GENERAL AND REPORTER
    ...
    NASHVILLE, TN 37202

    August 27, 2010

    Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    After reviewing material submitted by its former members and other information, the Attorney General has concluded that the notice of the June 19, 2010, meeting of the now-defunct Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs did not disclose the Commission’s intent to deliberate about and approve the applications of the six Indian tribes seeking state recognition. The Attorney General has further concluded that members of the Commission discussed these matters prior to the June meeting. These actions could be found by a court to constitute violations of Tennessee’s Open Meetings Act. A copy of the Answer filed today by the Attorney General reflects these conclusions and is available at http://www.tn.gov/Attorneygeneral/

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    One MAJOR correction needs to be noted:
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    " .... the notice of the June 19, 2010, meeting of the now-defunct Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs did not disclose the Commission’s intent to deliberate about and approve the applications of the six Indian tribes seeking state recognition.


    they are NOT "tribes", they are CULTURE CLUBS!

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    Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs


    Statement
    •Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs (August 27, 2010)

    State Court Filings
    •Verified Complaint (June 30, 2010)
    •Answer of Defendant Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs (August 27, 2010)



    This list includes only significant filings and is not intended to be a complete record of the matter.

    Re: AG OPINION: Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    Well, Donna, it looks like it is really no difference after all. Since the AG has found the "Commission" violated procedures in their "recognition," the only conclusion is that those "tribes" were never recognized in the first place! And so it goes... watch for more pushing and shoving trying to get a bill passed in the future.

    Re: AG OPINION: Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    Well my friends, they might try to get another bill sponsored but they need to remember that their two best friends in the legislature have written them off.
    Jason Mumpower has quit politics(THANKS TO OUR CREATOR!) and their best friend Ron Ramsey was quoted by a most reliable source as saying "I wish I had never heard the name Lee Vest" during the Jonesboro days celebration.
    I cannot imagine anyone else with the "gall" to sponsor a recognition bill after this fiasco??

    Re: AG OPINION: Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    Siyo Tali,
    That is good news. Hopefully they are out for the count.
    Donna

    Re: AG OPINION: Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    as much as i'd like to think the groups won't try again, i'm not gonna hold my breath. New legislators means more attempts to pull the wool over the newbies' eyes ... promising $$$ for helping them (tourist dollars, state income via taxes, etc.)

    it's my hope (and prayer) that with the TCIA's actions being made SO public across the continent, AND within the state, AND with the state's legislative body, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that TN or any place else will give these people the 'time of day'; forget any kind of 'recognition' as being anything other than the culture clubs that they are!!!

    Re: AG OPINION: Statement on Mark Greene v. Tennessee Commission of Indian Afairs

    They were so pushy in the first place, I don't see how they got any backers, but I guess I don't care for pushy. Glad Mumpower is gone, that guy did not need to be representing anyone. I think they (the vulture clubs) will keep trying, after all, it is to their advantage to keep trying, they will eventually find someone dumb enough or crooked enough (to bribe) to push their agenda for them. Then again, they're probably trying to get some of their own elected right now--just like they overwhelmed the Commission.


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