Open Up the HB2284/SB2177 Fake Tribes' Secret Files to the Public!
  • Petitioned TN General Assembly State & Local Government Committees

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Secretary of State
TN General Assembly State & Local Government Committees
Tennessee State Senate
Tennessee State House
Tennessee-058
State Rep. Harold Love
Tennessee-013
State Sen. Bill Ketron
Tennessee-019
State Sen. Thelma Harper
Tennessee-004
State Rep. Kent Williams
Tennessee-031
State Rep. Ron Travis
Tennessee-051
State Rep. Mike Turner
Tennessee-026
State Rep. Gerald McCormick
Tennessee-028
State Rep. JoAnne Favors
Tennessee-030
State Rep. Vince Dean
Tennessee-027
State Sen. Lowe Finney
Tennessee-013
State Rep. Gloria Johnson
Tennessee-016
State Rep. Bill Dunn
Tennessee-023
State Sen. Jack Johnson
Tennessee-004
State Sen. Ronald Ramsey
Tennessee-014
State Rep. Ryan Haynes
Tennessee-012
State Sen. Ken Yager
Tennessee-020
State Rep. Bob Ramsey
Tennessee-098
State Rep. Antonio Parkinson
Tennessee-032
State Sen. Mark Norris
Tennessee-020
State Sen. Steven Dickerson

Open Up the HB2284/SB2177 Fake Tribes' Secret Files to the Public!

    1. tom kunesh
    2. Petition by

      tom kunesh

      Chattanooga, TN

There is complete & utter lack of public information on the HB2284/SB2177 culture clubs who want the State to make them Native American Indian Tribes. Where is TN's Open & Transparent Government? Where are the groups' histories submitted to the State of Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs in 2010? Who are the people in these groups? When did they start? Who are their leaders & members? Where are they based? Where are the Big Money proposals they promise? How do Indians know these people are really Indians? Why is ALL this information being kept SECRET?

Recent signatures

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    1. extended petition

      tom kunesh
      Petition Organizer

      invite your friends to sign - we still have 24 more hours to keep emails flowing in to the Reps & Sens offices!

    2. tomorrow both Senate & House Committees on State&Local Government meet

      tom kunesh
      Petition Organizer

      last chance for them to pass bills out of Committee -- our best chance to keep asking them, Where's the beef? Where's the proposed $600Million economic development actually coming from? Why are there no public documents for supposedly historic groups claiming to be tribes? Why are Indian census rolls from 1857 secret? Demand Information as "Open & Transparent Government" of the General Assembly promises!

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Laurie Vaughen CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Tennessee continues to be poor on priorities and transparency. We can do better, Legislature. Have respect for Native American Tribes and their representatives with the State of Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs.

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    • DANIEL YAHOLA LEBANON, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      A mockery of true American indians is being perpetrated by these fake "tribes" , with the assistance of some of our gullible legislators . As usual , it all boils down to money . These fakers are hinting at millions of dollars in revenue . This is another slap in the face to the indian people whose ancestors were forced at gunpoint to leave their homes with only what they could carry . Shameful , as is now .

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    • Sandra Perry FRANKLIN, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Tribes cannot be created or legislated because it suits someone's purpose or agenda! Please become familiar with the history before you pass such a divisive and useless document !

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    • Brent Cox MILAN, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Because you are recognizing groups that have no documentation or DNA to prove their heritage. NO to both Bills.

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    • Tom Arnette APPALACHIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Their records of proof need to be made public and subject to appropriate scrutiny. This group wasnt around 10 years ago and I question Mr. Vest authenticity.

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