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Filed Under: Opinion
Bryan Terry: Honor Sequoyah with statue at Tennessee capitol (06/29)
As a Tennessee legislator with membership in a federally recognized tribe, I have a unique perspective on the situation and I feel that it is my duty to step up during this debate and offer another point of view.

Filed Under: Law | Recognition
Tennessee groups file civil rights suit over recognition status (05/13)
The Remnant Yuchi Nation, the Tanasi Tribe and the United Eastern Lenape Tribe are seeking more than $60 million in damages.

Filed Under: Opinion
JoDe Goudy: Yakama Nation committed to well-being of children (03/12)
We will continue to monitor this situation carefully to ensure Desi’s safety, health and wellbeing.

Filed Under: Law
Yakama Nation woman fights tribe for custody of 12-year-old (03/04)
The tribe is reportedly objecting to surgery for the boy.

Filed Under: Law | National
Choctaw Nation issues citizenship to family in child custody case (02/02)
Chief Gary Batton became personally involved in order to prevent the adoption of a newborn.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Indian fighter stole Cherokee Nation's land (11/10)
A fraudulent treaty resulted in the theft of land from the Cherokee Nation in present-day Tennessee.

Filed Under: Education | National
Students in Tennessee display 'Trail of Tears' banner at game (11/21)
Students at a public high school in Tennessee brought a 'Trail of Tears' banner to a football playoff game last week, Mother Jones reports.

Filed Under: Environment
Cherokee tribes to rebury remains discovered in Tennessee (09/12)
The three federally-recognized Cherokee tribes will be reburying the remains of 15 ancestors that were uncovered in Tennessee.

Filed Under: Cobell | Trust
Indian trust reform commission meets in Tennessee on April 29 (04/12)
The National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will meet April 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Among other topics, the commission will hear from members of the United South and...

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Letter: Groups in Tennessee lack connection to real tribes (04/16)
"The subject this time is tribal recognition in Tennessee. The issue failed again this session, thankfully sent away to summer study. The truth as you should know it is that...

Filed Under: Recognition
Bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee put off for a year (04/11)
A bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee has been delayed a year, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The Senate State and Local Government narrowly voted 5-4 last week...

Filed Under: Recognition
Bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee narrowly advances (04/04)
A bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee advanced by a 5-4 split on Tuesday. The Senate State and Local Government was tied 4-4 before Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R)...

Filed Under: Recognition
BIA issues final decision against Central Band of Cherokees (03/26)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a final determination against federal recognition for the Central Band of Cherokee, a group in Tennessee. The BIA said the group did not...

Filed Under: Recognition
WPLN: Tribal recognition bill in Tennessee draws complaints (03/21)
"State lawmakers today found themselves asked to determine exactly who should be considered Native American. Supporters of three “remnant” tribes say federal dollars and cultural identity are at stake. Kingsport...

Filed Under: National
Indian Association of Tennessee faces loss of federal grant (01/26)
The Native American Indian Association of Tennessee could lose a $248,000 federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The organization plans to use the money to build...

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