Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua
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Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua
The Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua is a micronation that is a Native American tribal group seeking to provide a cultural home to native americans left out of the loop of the recognized tribes. It is seeking to gain recognition as an independent native American tribe and country much like the Lakota, Choctaw, or Iroquois.
Declaration of independence
On 1 August 2008 the Timucua cultural group unilaterally declared their micronational independence and began their official existence as a country. They have since named diplomats to the Sovereign States of Alabama, California, and Florida. They are in the process of accepting new citizens and growing their diplomatic corps. They are looking to one day have relations will all 50 Sovereign States in the federation of the United States as well as to have relations with the U.S. Federation Government. In addition they are open to appointment of diplomats to each nation in the world. They are also open to acceptance of diplomats from other nations.
Statement of Language
Due to their official language being destroyed through colonization they have adopted English as their official language.
The nation is organized as a democratic constitutional republic with a strong Executive, Legislative and Judicial branch system. The Executive branch powers are handled by the Executive Council of Tribal Chieftains which is headed by 2 lifetime appointed chiefs who are subject to votes of confidence every 5 years and can be replaced if failing to pass a vote of confidence. The Legislative branch powers are handled by the Legislative Council of Tribal Chieftains which is composed of 1 member for every 100 citizens in the land all meeting in a unicameral house of representatives. The Judicial powers are handled by the Supreme Judicial Council of Tribal Chieftains and by lower courts set up by the Legislative Council.
Current status of nation
The nation is currently going through the process of organizing its government in full. It is currently offering an official looking ID card for identification purposes to it's citizens. It has plans to introduce passports, stamps, and to open a virtual school in the coming months.
Currency system established
The Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua is pleased to announce that as of 13 September 2009, its Currency Scrip Fund is operational. The Nation's webmaster has finished the Currency Scrip Reserve Institution website. The Currency Scrip Reserve Institution or CSRI is the governing body for the Currency Scrip System. The Currency Scrip System offers notes from $1 Timucua Dollar to $100 Timucua Dollars. The notes are available at parity with the U.S. dollar at this time. However upon currency exchange back to US dollars or another international currency, there is a 10% face value tax that the nation is charging in order to pay for the operating expenses of the Currency Scrip Fund Reserve Institution. The Currency Scrip Fund Reserve Institution is the regulating monetary body for the nation. The Currency Scrip Fund Reserve Institution states that they will exchange $1 US for $1 Timucua but that $1 Timucua will only return to the bearer of the note $0.90 US dollars as this is the 10% face value tax for operation expenses. The Timucua Dollars will be accepted by the Government and associated businesses at a 1 to 1 rate on trade with US currency. For example that which 1 US dollar buys will also be able to be bought by 1 Timucua Dollar. The symbol for the new currency is T$. Click on the following link to visit the CSRI's website. CSRI Homepage
Timucua postal service operational
The Native American Tribal Republic of Timucua is pleased to announce that as of 10 October 2009, its Timucua Postal Servce (TPS) is operational. The Nation's webmaster has finished the Timucua Postal Service website. The Timucua Postal Service is responsible for the pickup and delivery of mail in the Republic of Timucua. Also the Timucua Postal Service is responsible for contracting with international postal agencies for the delivery of postal mail to and from the Republic of Timucua. In addition to this the TPS is responsible for all internet and telecommunications networks used by the Government of the Republic of Timucua. The TPS is also in charge of designing and retailing of stamps for the Regular Mail Service of the Republic of Timucua as well as designing and retailing stamps geared for the collector's market. In order to view and purchase Timucua Postage Stamps for the Regular Mail Service and for the Collector's Market visit the TPS website. The TPS accepts both Timucua Dollars and US dollars for the purchase of stamps. Pictures and descriptions of the stamps are available on the website. Click on the following link to visit the Timucua Postal Service's website. TPS Homepage
Home page on the internet
The homepage for this nation is www.republicoftimucua.synthasite.com. This page has more information on the nation.
Independence day celebrated
The Republic of Timucua celebrated it's first year of independence as a micronation on 1 August 2009. The Executive Tribal Chieftain made a speech which has the text of it posted on the governmental website. Timucua has made many strides in this year and they have an ambitious plan for the next. It is encouraged by the government that all friends and citizens and those interested in Timucua take a look at it.
New flag adopted
Due to some conflicts on identification of the nation by people, The Legislative Council of the Republic of Timucua passed the Flag Act of 2009 changing the flag of the Republic. More can be found on the homepage about this change. The flag's main reason for being changed was that people were confusing it with the flag of Somalia. Therefore the Legislative Council kept the original colors but changed the single white star to the single white square on a blue background.