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)
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
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    Milan, Tennessee 38358
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    Re: the TCIA's 7+ violations of state law admitted by its lawyer, the state Attorney General

    Donna D
    PS, maybe the AG missed the "collusion" angle,
    perhaps you should drop a bug in his ear...
    i don't think he 'missed' anything.
    more likely he minimized charges & prosecution to save time, money & bad publicity.
    he copped a plea on one charge for a state agency, and got a take-back on the state action.
    neat & clean.
    as little action as possible.
    as little reaction as possible.

    & it's all still there in case anybody ever wants to come back for more.

    Re: the TCIA's 7+ violations of state law admitted by its lawyer, the state Attorney General

    So, do you think the "Commission" learned a lesson? Or do you think the punishment was so light that they just think they can get away with anything, and will likely try again in the near future?

    Re: the TCIA's 7+ violations of state law admitted by its lawyer, the state Attorney General

    So, do you think the "Commission" learned a lesson?
    Or do you think the punishment was so light that they just think
    they can get away with anything, and will likely try again in the near future?
    they - the "Confederation of Tennessee Native Tribes" -
    learned several reality lessons. but some of their slower learners
    are still trying to find ways to work around those lessons.

    the state didn't really punish anybody.
    the culture clubs' toy, the TCIA, was being terminated anyway,
    and the state just took away their lollipop.
    the real punishment will come over these next several years
    when they find the stain of their actions won't go away
    and their social capital is worthless.

    i presume they'll try again in january to introduce a few bills,
    but with Ramsey's loss & Mumpower gone, their patron saints
    ain't what they used to be. and given that everybody on
    the hill is now very familiar with their attempt at
    running around state laws, and will be reminded of
    such by the AG, my bets are that none of their
    proposals will make it out of committee.

    Re: the TCIA's 7+ violations of state law admitted by its lawyer, the state Attorney General

    Well, if any of those reps read their e-mail, I told them plenty about those "tribes." They really should be tired of hearing about them by now.


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