Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
This message board is provided as a public service for the specific purpose of sharing and discussing any and all issues that directly or indirectly pertain to Native American Indians living in Tennessee.
This board does not represent or speak for any organization.

American Indians in Tennessee government volunteer service
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
  •   TN Historical Commission
    mandated inclusion of person/s
    of Native American ancestry

  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

  •   Official Disclaimer and Notice
    Board Owner reserves the right to edit or delete any post deemed inappropriate.   |   Material appearing here is distributed without profit or monetary gain to those who have expressed an interest in receiving the material for research and educational purposes, in accordance with Title 17 USC §107.  |  Board Owner assumes no responsibility for the content of posts or for any actions resulting from posts made by anyone who chooses to use this public message board. The opinions expressed on this message board do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the message board owner or any visitors.  |  All posts and wording therein belong to the Original Author. Get permission from the Original Author before "lifting" their post for use elsewhere. It's the respectful (ie, native) way.  |  The original board was begun 8 October 2002. This board was created 28 October 2008.
    TN Commission of Indian Affairs
    Website of the (defunct) TCIA * History of the 1st & 2nd TNCIA

    Greene (CNO) v. TCIA   filed 30 June 2010
    Commission terminated     30 June 2010

    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
    Start a New Topic 
    View Entire Thread
    Re: TNNAC mtg yesterday

    Two Dogs
    It is hard to believe that IF there are any REAL Native Americans involved with the TNNAC, that they would not have the guts to stand up for their own culture against this fraud. What about it, is there an enrolled Monacan who is man enough to face the truth and stand up for what is right?
    Is Tom the only person involved that can understand the truth??? And you want to punish him for it???
    You do not support an obvious fraud!!!! When you support a fraud, you are equally complicit in it.


    "It is hard to believe that IF there are any REAL Native Americans involved with the TNNAC, that they would not have the guts to stand up for their own culture against this fraud."

    I did and I still do. How do you think I got the label of being a "Hate Man"

    buh we thought TOM was your "hate man" since you (and a few others) seem to awlays hate on him for keeping folks up to date on what's going on, informing folks of what's wrong and why (sometimes maybe just his opinion but mostly based on facts and laws), and because he always stands up against the fakers and frauds. you're known to covertly support the fakes and frauds for your own agendas only to abandon the fakes and frauds when their fraudulent activities become widely known.

    are you really the 'hate man' or is more like hippocrit? and don't bother answering, it's always with a rhetorical question.

    Re: TNNAC mtg yesterday

    today's TNNAC board mtg was about the Confederation consolidating their power.

    main items:

    1. the "6 chiefs" are continuing their advocacy within state government, now moving into accountability of federal monies given to the state for Native Americans: "all 6 tribes have applied for discretionary grants from HHS" (Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of); state Adult and Family Services Contracts, state Community Services Grant Programs, TN Department of Human Services.

    2. did not know: Native Cultural Circle of Clarksville donates annually approximately $1000 worth of books on Cherokee culture to 23 local elementary schools from powwow profits.

    3. Scott Sanders of Chattanooga removed for absenteeism (missed 4 meetings).
    6 board positions vacant. Joe Manycoats sick. former commissioners Charles Lawson and Christine Goddard to be invited in.
    others - no names given - not interested in joining based on certain current membership [kunesh].

    4. ltr to ACTIA saying TNNAC severs all ties with ACTIA
    offers no response to previous ACTIA request for explanation of invalidation of Memphis august 2009 caucus.

    5. new officers: Billy Joe Nuckles (East TN/Kingsport), chair; Harold Robinette Sr (East TN/Kingsport), vice chair; Cliff Caudle (Memphis), secretary

    6. approved absentee voting post facto for motions requiring 2/3 vote. board members absent at time of regular meeting vote can now cast their vote within 3 business days after the meeting.

    7. Investigating Committee report - TNNAC's business is now promoting recognition of state tribes, kunesh to be tried for removal from TNNAC board on opposing state tribal recognition of the 6 culture clubs & requesting hearing on repeal of TCIA rule 0785-1 & accusing TNNAC of election fraud on website & against certain tribes, calling them "heritage groups", "culture clubs" - is working against TNNAC.

    Apparently the "6 tribes" have taken over the TNNAC, apparently, they will also not brook dissent and therefore, Tom must go.

    Hopefully, those in charge of distributing the money for Natives in Tennessee have enough sense to realize that the dollars are not meant for groups that have no recognition of any kind.

    Also noticed they made it easier for their ilk to cast supporting votes for whatever is on their agenda.

    It looks like TNNAC will be the next Indian-centric organization to die in Tennessee. These groups have no morals. I have seen it before--once the greed takes over and infiltrates deeper and deeper, it continues until everything people worked years for is destroyed forever. They are nothing more than sharks in the water, ever patrolling for the scent of money--they go after it with a vengeance--they may get a little, but in the end, they totally destroy that which they seek. Destroy not only for themselves--but for the people it was intended for.

    Re: TNNAC mtg yesterday

    So true and you know, that is a shame. Still, what boggles the mind is the fact that despite at least two of these "tribes" have been widely exposed as completely fake and the TNNAC act like no one knows it or cares.
    Also, are there not at least two TNNAC chairs occupied by Natives that are recognized outside this state? What do they hope to gain by assisting fake tribes to get recognition? Don't they have any morals? Do they not have any gonads?
    It may be time for all of us opposed to begin a "letter to the editor" campaign across the state and build enough public opposition to kill this effort once and for all.

    Re: TNNAC mtg yesterday

    The letter to the editor campaign might not be a bad idea, except that few people read them anymore. I'm thinking another round of e-mails to the Tennessee senators and representatives might do more good--especially when they find out the TNNAC is trying to circumvent state authority.

    TN & American Indian Related Links
  • Tennessee Legislature
  • Tennessee Executive Branch
  • Federal Government Links
  • TN Attorney General
  • TnCIA official website

  • Native American Indian Association of Tennessee (NAIA)
    Advisory Council on Tennessee Indian Affairs (ACTIA)
    Alliance for Native American Indian Rights (ANAIR)
    Tennessee Native American Convention (TNNAC)
    Tennessee Trail of Tears Association (TnTOTA)
    Tn Commission of Indian Affairs (Unofficial)
    Chattanooga InterTribal Association (CITA)
    InterTribal Sacred Land Trust (ITSLT)
    The Forum
    Tanasi Journal
    Native Nashville
    TN Indian Affairs Blog
    Chikamaka History Timeline
    Mundo Hispano/Hispanic World
    Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy
    Indian Burial & Sacred Grounds Watch

    National Native News Links
    Indian Country News
    Indian Country
    Wotanging Ikche/
    Native American News
    Aboriginal/First Nations/Native
    News in Canada
    Mohawk Nation News - Daily News from the Mohawk Nation Native News
    Native American Times,
    the nation's largest
    independent Indian
    news source
    On The Wings
    of Eagles

    NativeNews Online
    Native news,
    Views and Legends

    Health Needs / Job Seeker Links
    Partnership for
    Prescription Assistance
    CMATS - TN Dept of Labor
    & Workforce Development
    Manpower Inc.
    Locate Your KELLY Office

    One Feather Books Poison's Icons Badge

    345058 Visitors to Original Board

    Each individual post and its content are the sole responsibility of its Author.