Queen Quet of Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the World Leaders at 1st UN Indigenous Conference

Queen Quet at UN General Assembly Hall United Nations Logo

 

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is on the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.”  Today, she is one of the delegates at the United Nations for the first “World Conference of Indigenous People.”  Queen Quet not only represents the Gullah/Geechees as their elected leader and spokesperson, she is also a permanent representative at the United Nations for the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM)” which is an NGO with consultative status at the United Nations.

Since 1999, when Queen Quet who was then “Marquetta L. Goodwine” became the first Gullah/Geechee person to ever speak before the United Nations on behalf of her people, she has made numerous trips to this international arena and has been a part of forums for indigenous and minority issues.  She has also been an active part of the work being done to combat climate change issues.  The latter is also the topic of discussion this week at the 69th meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.
Queen Quet will continue the journey after the discussions at the United Nations with public appearances at VIP receptions at the Jersey Shore and also in Brooklyn, NY.  These events will also be fundraisers and awareness events to support the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund” which is being spearheaded by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which Queen Quet founded in 1996 and is the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture and traditions.  For more details on the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour” go to www.gullahgeecheenation.com or www.gullahgeechee.net or follow on Twitter @GullahGeechee.
Queen Quet at the United Nations
World Conference of Indigenous Peoples

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