Monthly Archives: December, 2018
Happy Anniversary to the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition! Celebrating Environmental Victories!
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) was the first organization in world history to contain “Gullah/Geechee” in its name. Since they started their work in 1996 under the leadership of the founder, Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine (www.QueenQuet.com), they have successfully managed to get “Gullah/Geechee” as one unit into the vocabulary of the world instead of the use of “Gullah” or “Geechee” separately. This is part of one of the many seeds that Queen Quet who coined the phrase
“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.”
has planted around the world as she continues to lead the fight for Gullah/Geechee land and human rights.
Queen Quet presents for International Conference of National Trusts
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the Royal Gazette due to the fact that she will be a featured speaker during the International Conference of National Trusts in Bermuda.
Lady’s Island @GullahGeechee Has a New Plan That You Need to See!
Earlier this month, the Lady’s Island Plan was unveiled to a standing room only crowd at Lady’s Island Middle School. This plan is now heading to a series of discussions and approvals in the incorporated areas of Beaufort County before it is approved and implemented by the county. The first review of the plan will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm in Beaufort City Hall.
The Grinch Has a Gun! Stopping Seismic Guns in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!
We can’t let the Grinch come to our coast and kill! Stand up with the Gullah/Geechee Nation and #BlocktheBlast and $StoptheDrill!
Sustaining a Nation by Queen Quet @GullahGeechee
When I started out doing this work over almost 4 decades ago, no one else used the term “Gullah/Geechee” and now it is a hashtag unto itself. I was led to put the two words together in order to unify my people who had been separated by those that truly sought to destroy our spirits and exploit our abilities in the process. The fortunate reality is that there are people around the world that now know of the existence of #GullahGeechee history, heritage, and culture. However, the unfortunate thing is that due to the saturation of the entertainment and tourist markets with storytelling and misleading representations via museums, replicated sites, non-Gullah/Geechee operated events, tourism agencies, and now even museums that seek to exploit grant money, the work that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are doing has become that much more difficult.