Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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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
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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
    Commission terminated     30 June 2010


    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    Re: Tennesse Native Times

    Anon 3
    Prior to announcing its position on the matter I felt it inappropriate to respond to media inquires Sept 3 rd. I received notice by way of media personnel that a Final Agreed Order in Greene v TCIA had been reached and filed with Davidson Chancery Court earlier that day.

    My assessment;

    The suit filed by lobbyist Mark Greene on behalf of his employer, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma,was frivolous to say the least. The level of legal representation the state provided the TCIA was severely lacking as was the investigation into the alleged charges. Communication between the commission and its legal counsel regarding the investigation, preparation of the defense,process and status of the case was limited to ; a phone call on June 24 th from the Attorney Generals Office notifying me the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma was threatening to sue the TCIA/state;an email the same day reiterating the CNO,s threat and a request certain items be sent to the AG,s office; the next and final communication was on August 27 th which was a letter from the AG,s office to former commissioners stating what the response would be to Mr. Greene,s allegations in the complaint. Had a thorough investigation been conducted,had the Commissioners been consulted and permitted to participate in the process I believe the outcome of the case would have been different. The experience has caused a loss of confidence in the system among many Tennessee citizens. The TCIA was given the duty by the General Assembly twenty five years ago to recognize this states Indian people, and this iteration of the Commission met that mandate. Though a party to the plaintiff has been quoted as saying "its over", until the State of Tennessee deals fairly and effectively with its own indigenous Indian people and ceases to further disenfranchisement of this group of citizens, it will not be over.


    Tammera Hicks
    Former Cherokee

    Former Chair TCIA


    how do you become a 'former cherokee' when you were never a cherokee in the first place?

    Re: Tennesse Native Times

    " The TCIA was given the duty by the General Assembly twenty five years ago to recognize this states Indian people"

    The history of the TCIA has shown that they do not now the difference between Wannabe's and "this states Indian people"

    The good side of this whole charade is that Wannabe's won't let other Wannabe's get recognized.

    Re: Tennesse Native Times

    Two Dogs
    " The TCIA was given the duty by the General Assembly twenty five years ago to recognize this states Indian people"

    The history of the TCIA has shown that they do not now the difference between Wannabe's and "this states Indian people"

    The good side of this whole charade is that Wannabe's won't let other Wannabe's get recognized.


    careful there 'slick' before you end up insulting the people that helped stop the madness! Keep it up and next time maybe all the "wannabes that won't let other wannabes get recognized" will let you try and fight this shyt on your billy-badass lonesome.

    you won't make it and you'll still be two-dogsfaced and hypocritical

    Re: Tennesse Native Times

    What were you insulted by ? The term Wannabe ?

    Re: Tennesse Native Times

    Two Dogs
    What were you insulted by ? The term Wannabe ?


    no only insulted by your attitude

    Re: Tennesse Native Times

    My attitude...concerning ?

    Re: Tennessee Native Times

    How do you insult someone who calls himself a "tyrd?" Sorry, just wondering if it's possible.

    Re: Tennessee Native Times

    I thought it smelled rather funny myself. Each to his or her own as they say

    Re: Tennessee Native Times

    Donna D
    How do you insult someone who calls himself a "tyrd?" Sorry, just wondering if it's possible.


    hmmm ... i read it as "tie - rd" - or 'tired'
    makes more sense to me than as "turd" for "tyrd"

    ???

    Re: Tennessee Native Times

    Maybe, as a highly visually oriented person, I saw 1 four letter word and read it as another four letter word. Eh, whatever. It's kinda like those vanity car plates, sometimes you wonder what the author was really trying to say.

    Re: Tennessee Native Times

    When a bunch of gringos need paper to make them injuns, well heck pura caca estos *******s son payasos del fundido


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