Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tennessee Native Tribes Recognized

Representatives of the historical Yuchi Tribe and Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, which were forced out and 'removed' from Tennessee in the early 19th century, will make a statement on the status of House Bill 1692 and then talk with the media on the steps of the State Capitol in Nashville on Tuesday, 19 May 2009, at 10:30am, regarding the recent legislative movement to recognize Native American culture clubs in Tennessee as official state tribes. The public is invited to hear their reaction to the decision of the House Calendar and Rules Committee to pass or stop HB1692.

This will be the first major homecoming of Yuchi and Muscogee to the Nashville area in over 400 years, and sadly to critique the General Assembly's recent movement (House Calendar and Rules meets Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 8:00am) to legitimize tribal identity theft and fraud under the guise of serving constituents.


Present will be:
• Dr Richard Grounds (Ph.D.), Yuchi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Director for the Euchee (Yuchi) Language Project based in Sapulpa, Oklahoma; co-chair of the Program Council for Cultural Survival; co-author of Native Voices : American Indian Identity and Resistance.
• Joyce Bear, Director of the Cultural Preservation Office of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma; and Tribal Historic Preservation Liaison for the tribe in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
• Melba Checote Eads (L.P.N.), of Woodbury, Tennessee, co-founder of the Muscogee "Creek" Nation Citizens of the Southeast and Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee representative on the Advisory Council on Tennessee Indian Affairs.

3 Comments:

Anonymous captainkona said...

According to the TN House site:

Actions Taken on HB1692
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 5/26/09

Senate Bill is SB1978, sponsored by Ramsey. Jason Mumpower, of all people, sponsored the first bill.

Question is, why would two Taliban vermin like those two do anything to help anyone? Let alone some small Native tribes and push to create new tribes.
Looks like the TNRP is attempting to create a new voter block for themselves.

Surely many, virtually all, promises made to Native Americans have been broken and something needs to be done about it, but there's no way to prevent a sound mind from questioning the motives of men like these. These are Jack Abramoff type Republicans.

The video of statements on the floor is here.
VIDEOThe Indians involved here should watch their backs on this one. Just in case.

May 20, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

SECTION 4. In order to be recognized as a tribe, band, or group, the petitioner must
present a list of members of the group along with proof that each of its members is a
descendant recognized as a member of a historical Tennessee tribe, band, or group by means
of rolls which are compiled by the federal government or some other compelling documentation
that shows their heritage. In addition a statement with the notarized signatures of the three (3)
highest ranking officers of the petitioning group is required.

Since this has already been done, don't you think the government knows who we are? Come on wake up and smell the coffee. We are native american peoples.

May 24, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did everyone see yesterday's 4/4/2010 video of the Committe
at Nashville? What a disgrace
Mr. Turner was, growling at the ladies in front of him. Ofcourse he'd want the Native Committe killed, his pockets are lined with CNO's money, as is Mr. Odoms. And it looks like Susan Lynn is very very chummy with Tom Kunesh...i'd love to see behind those closed doors and see who's! Oh well.

May 5, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

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