Six groups in Tennessee to lose their recognition as state tribes
Six groups in Tennessee will lose their state recognized status as part of a lawsuit that was filed by a lobbyist who works for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

The Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs is no longer functioning as a state agency. But before it went defunct, the panel recognized six groups that claimed Cherokee, Creek and other heritage.

Lobbyist Mark Greene filed suit and said the commission violated the state's open meetings law. The state attorney general agreed and reached a settlement that's being finalized today, The Tennessean reported.

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Indian commission violated Tennessee Open Meetings Act (The Tennessean 9/2)

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