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Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 10:14 PM
Subject: [tn-ind] Next Commission Meeting - Oct. 8, 2005
To all nominees to the Commission:
Congratulations on your elections by the Tennessee Native American Convention. It is wonderful to see new people getting involved with the political area of our community.
For the newly elected, the next TN Commission of Indian Affairs meeting is October 8, 2005 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The meeting will be held at the Tennessee Department of Enviroment and Conservation, 2700 Middlebrook Pike, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This will be a good time for all of us to come to the commission meeting to see what is happening with the commission, see how the meeting is ran, and a way to show the community our commitment to the Commission by attending. This will also be a great opportunity to meet all Commissioners with whom some of us will be serving in the near future.
Hope to see everyone at the meeting.
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TN Commission of Indian Affairs
October 8, 2005
10:00 am -
Knoxville Field Office
Second Floor Conf. Room
2700 Middlebrook Pike
I. CALL TO ORDER
**Reminder that the public may address the Commission at the appropriate time.
**Those wishing to speak are to sign in and will be acknowledged in that order.
II. OPENING PRAYER
III. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
IV. TREASURER’S REPORT
VI. OLD BUSINESS
1. Report of Rules/Bylaws Committee
2. Review and updates on actions taken at July 10th Chattanooga meeting.
3. Discuss Revised Recognition Criteria
4. Discuss materials already submitted for recognition
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
1. Adopt the 1990 Recognition Criteria rewording for presentation to Tennessee Legal Department.
2. Discussion of the Chair’s day-to-day responsibilities (Ed Harris)
3. Fund Raising Options
IX. REPORTS AND CONCERNS OF COMMISSIONERS (Commissioners, please prepare a written report to turn in as well as giving a verbal report.)
a. Voting problems and state oversight
b. NA remains and burial issues
c. Commission Ethics
d. Various "NA" groups negotiating with state agencies
e. Health Care
f. NA communication across the state
g. Quarterly NA social activity in center of the state
h. Permits for shows featuring NA items
i. Grants/scholarships (including vocational schools)
j. TCIA web-site job listings
k. Permanent NA holiday during National Native American Indian Month which is November
l. More accurate NA curriculum for schools—NA/s on selection committees
m. The Mascot Issue
XI. PUBLIC COMMENTS
XII. CLOSING PRAYER