Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Foodways

Meetin GAWD pun Gullah/Geechee Watas

Ed Atkins one citizen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a member of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association that practices the traditional method of catching live bait with a casting net. His father founded Atkins Bait Shop which is at the foot of the Chowan Creek Bridge as you enter historic St. Helena Island, SC. His son Ed, who is depicted, has carried on the tradition. He will often wake up at 3 am to cast for bait in the Spartina marshes.

“It wouldn’t have been so bad if they were any other profession, but they were card carrying fishermen.” was spoken, I thought about the battle that we have been fighting for five years to protect our fishermen from being persecuted for continuing to support themselves and feed their families from our waterways as our elders and ancestors did for generations. Just as with the fishermen in the scriptures, this is their livelihood.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Holiday Celebration

Gullah:Geechee Holiday at MJs

Cum fa jayn we at de Gullah/Geechee Nation Holiday Celebration!

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Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days

Michael W. Twitty

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.

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33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration on Historic St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

Email Heritage@penncenter.com for more details.

Cum fa jayn de St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Famlee fa de 33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration! http://penncenter.com/public-programs/heritage-day

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St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates September!

Save Gullah/Geechee Land Poster

While September indicates the end of summer to many, it is a time of continuing commemorations and celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. September is “Middle Passage Month” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation… there are a series of events that will take place on historic St. Helena Island, SC that will allow people to directly engage with the Gullah/Geechee community in celebrations of the continuation of their cultural traditions, organizations, and institutions.

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Pender County & Oyotunji Proclaim Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation!

Oyotunji African Village Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Night

At the first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Night at MJ’s Soul Food,” the space was not short of Gullah/Geechees that came out to take part in the night of celebration nor was Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation short of more messages to share. Pender County, NC mailed in its first proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” which Queen Quet read as the event was preparing to get underway. Given the wording of this and several other proclamations, Queen Quet also elaborated on the details of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor national heritage area that runs through the Gullah/Geechee Nation so that all supporters will truly understand that coming to the Gullah/Geechee Nation encompasses that corridor which the US government declared in honor of the Gullah/Geechee living legacy as a mean to assist the Gullah/Geechees with self-empowerment in order to continue their culture and protect their land.

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Gullah/Geechee Po’ch Tak Bout Gullah/Geechee, De Sea & De Famlee

Gullah:Geechee Po'ch Tak September 12

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation continue the “Gullah/Geechee Living Series” with an afternoon Gullah/Geechee healing circle which will be all about engagement and education centered on Gullah/Geechee interactions along the coastal waterways and human health.

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Cum fa Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Historic Mosquito Beach!

Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( http://www.QueenQuet.com) and the Mosquito Beach Business Association are inviting the public to “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” to launch “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” on historic Mosquito Beach in Charleston County, SC. ┬áThis event will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from Noon until 6 pm featuring music, food, …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015-Gwine tru de Coast fa Keep de Culcha!

Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015 will be celebrated throughout the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida portions of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast July 25-August 2, 2015. Queen Quet states, “We gwine tru de coast fa keep de culcha!” The week will be a journey into the living traditions of native Gullah/Geechees as those that want to learn about this unique indigenous national linguistic and ethnic minority take Gullah/Geechee owned and operated tours to Gullah/Geechee businesses and historic sites .Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the events that are highlights of this nine days of activities which will honor the lives and legacies of the Emanuel 9.

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation Season of Celebration een De Conch!

De Conch July 2015 Edition

In the May and July 2015 editions, De Conch presents information on the season of celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Both editions provide details on festivals and coming events in which people that seek to learn accurate information about and want to economically empower the Gullah/Geechee Nation can participate in. Ef bout we culcha hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi de conch da blo!

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