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

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    Re: Constitutional Cherokee Tennessee Chapter

    The requirement to attend stomp dances may be the reason I was told that most of the people who go to the dances now are (non-Indians)*.

    *substituted word

    Oh, and wonder how they intend to enforce their "code" I'm sure their courts (if they have them) have no legal standing.

    Re: Constitutional Cherokee Tennessee Chapter

    Far to much emphasis is placed on getting a person's social security number. A persons identity can be established with out giving up their SS #. Once a name, DOB and SS no. is given up there is no telling whats in store. Flashing red lights , sirens, on who ever this is

    A Complete Enrollment Application must contain the following:
    --County Certified Birth Certificate for the applicant (State Certified Birth Certificates will only be accepted when the county does not issue birth records)
    --Photo copy of Social Security Card of the applicant
    --Photo copy of a current and valid driver's license or state ID of the applicant
    --Completed Form W9 for the applicant
    --Letter stating that the applicant is not currently enrolled in any other tribe.
    --If the applicant is older than 16 years of age, the application must also include a Letter signed by 2 witnesses (not related by blood or marriage to the applicant) and notarized stating that the applicant has attended at least one prayer circle or potluck per month for the last 12 consecutive months and has attended at least one stomp ceremony in the past year.
    --Final Signature page of the application must be signed and notarized.

    (Applications will be presented to the Enrollment Committee without a copy of
    the Social Security Card, however, and Enrollment Card will not be issued until
    the Social Security Card is submitted to the Enrollment Office)

    Re: Constitutional Cherokee Tennessee Chapter

    Have you seen that commercial where a company sets up a fake bank center and offers people $500 to "open an account." They have a person fill out a form with all sorts of personal information, and everyone gladly does it in the hopes of making $500. It is just to illustrate how ID thefts occur. Here, the concept is the same, the "Constitutional Cherokee" coerce people's personal information by dangling a carrot--here it's the false hope of belonging to a "tribe," or at least an Indian community. They further enforce their dominance over people by threatening legal action when they have no legal standing, and, indeed--have more to fear from the justice branch than those they are trying to control.

    Anybody have a friend in the Attorney General's office that they can send a link to their site?

    Looking at other pages on their site-- they were asking for someone to file 501(c)3 papers for their main body and also in each of the rest of the states--apparently they have already spread pretty far.

    Re: Constitutional Cherokee Tennessee Chapter

    A simple search takes you to a few sites and lots for reading information. But no location, on office, no names. With the exception of "Anidohi Walker" and only one email address of and that e-mail address doesn't work.

    Re: Constitutional Cherokee Tennessee Chapter

    Yep and THERE is a SUCKER born every minute, or yep give them all the info and then watch the screw job, my oh my get a piece of paper and become injun, heck lardazz will be ***** chief

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