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: Why Your Vote Counts In Upper East Tn.

    I would remind anyone in upper east Tn that a vote for Jon Lundberg (R-1st district) and Scotty Campbell (R-3rd dstrict) are votes AGAINST state tribal recognition.
    Both of these men are well aware of the situation. Jon has always been 100% against giving these folks anything without they first prove they deserve it.
    As we all know, that "proof" has never been and cannot be produced.
    Scotty Campbell, running for Mumpower's seat, has personally assured me that he is aware of everything that has happened to date and would never sponsor or support any legislation for this effort. I have that in writing!
    These men need our support tomorrow, vote!!!
    Isn't it wonderful to have legislators who have the ability to see thru the pretense, fabrications and outright lies?

    Recognition is a dead issue in Tenn. You will never in your life time ever see the state of Tenn ever give it a hint of consideration. "Proof' has never been and cannot be produced". As Mr.Two Dogs says Whats your blood quantum ? And what tribe claims you? I would like to add to it Do you have a CDIB card issued by the BIA. ? Had the majority of those in TNNAC, ACTIA, and the Commissioners been held to answer those 3 questions. Then it would have been an entirely different history.

    Re: Why Your Vote Counts In Upper East Tn.

    You may well be right but I would not say it is dead until these fake tribes are fully exposed and completely dissolved.
    personally, I would rather not take that chance by standing by and seeing sympathetic, ignorant legislators get elected.

    Re: Why Your Vote Counts In Upper East Tn.

    There's NO WAY that recognition is a dead issue!

    Not as long as the CONfeds are still out there plotting.

    It's best to stay on your toes and not take anything for granted - especially since we will have a lot of novive legislators coming into the picture that have little or no idea of what has transpired in this area over the past few years.

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