TVA, Native American tribes hold workshop

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and Native American tribes in the valley have consulted on issues affecting both.

A three-day workshop May 15-17 in Chattanooga fulfilled a requirement that TVA consult with tribal leaders routinely. The federal utility has conducted the workshops every five years since 2002.

TVA historian and Native American liaison Pat Ezzell said a strong relationship with the tribes is important because each tribe is recognized as its own sovereign nation.

In attendance were representatives from the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Muscogee Creek Nation, Thlopthlocco Tribal Town and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.


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