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Gullah/Geechee Heirs Property and the USDA

Although, Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) supported the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in order to assist Gullah/Geechee and African American families with an equitable way to deal with retaining land when some family members want to sell and the introduction of heirs property into the US Farm Bill was linked to the movement of this act, Gullah/Geechees are concerned about the USDA’s current plans regarding heirs property.

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Holdin Pun Gullah/Geechee Land-Heirs Property Uniform Partition Act

#4Dennis Movement

This broadcast has opened the eyes of people around the world to the continued destructionment going on throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation which all began with the first gated area on Hilton Head Island and how that has now literally cleared the way to some natives of that island and their family members participating in the exploitation of their own people.

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & Penn Center Heritage Days Presents a “Landowners, Farmers & Heirs Property Workshop”

Heritage Days Celebration 2014 Landowners, Farmers & Heirs Property Workshop Friday, November 7, 2014 9 am to 1 pm Frissell Community House at Penn Center, Inc. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive St. Helena Island, SC 29920   9-9:30 am                      Registration 9:30-9:35 am                 Welcome Address by Walter Mack of Penn Center Land Use Program 9:35-9:45 am                 “Legacy of Land on …

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Fa Hol Pun We Land: De Gullah/Geechee an Heirs Property

Fa Hol Pun We Land: De Gullah/Geechee an Heirs Property Heirs Property Workshop and Community Dialogue hosted by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Attorney Willie B. Heyward of the Heirs Property Law Center http://www.heirspropertylawcenter.org and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm Riley Center for Livable Communities …

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Gullah/Geechee: Heirs to Heirlooms

Many Gullah/Geechee heirs lost the value of their inheritance and their heirlooms over the generations because they truly were unaware of the value that lies therein.  They didn’t realize that land was not a burden because you had to pay taxes for it.  It is actually one of the greatest assets that one can possess.  An asset greater than that our ancestors had even during their enslavement on these lands that are now the Gullah/Geechee Nation is vision. 

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy: WE Property by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

“WE property” is often stated by Gullah/Geechees to indicate their communal living pattern in family compounds on the Sea Islands.  This also indicates the ownership by tenants in common often referred to as “heirs property” even if that property has now been subdivided and each individual has a portion of it.  This becomes soon forgotten …

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Fighting for Gullah/Geechee Land!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has spent twenty years engaged in the battles to protect Gullah/Geechee land ownership and human rights. They have successfully gotten new zoning laws passed that protect Gullah/Geechee culture and assist Gullah/Geechee families with retaining their land ownership. They have successfully worked on laws to benefit heirs property owners. They have won legal cases that returned sacred grounds back over to Gullah/Geechee families and also prevented Gullah/Geechee towns from being destroyed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Healin #GullahGeechee Land & Holdin pun de Culcha

Holdin pun de culcha happens pun de land. If we are taking a stand for land in order to keep Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage alive on it, it requires a significant intellectual, spiritual, and financial investment. So, as much as “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day” is a fun raiser it is also a fundraiser. We call on all those celebrating “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” that truly appreciate the work that is on-going that allows us to still live on our coast and to keep our culture alive here to contribute to the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund”

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Jayn de #GullahGeechee Famlee fa @GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019!

Jayn de #GullahGeechee Famlee fa @GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019!

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund

Recently, global media has published stories and shown news reports regarding the displacement of Gullah/Geechees from their homeland. This media attention caused thousands of people to request that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation create this GoFundMe Campaign so that they can support the efforts of helping the land retention amongst the Gullah/Geechee:

https://www.gofundme.com/gullahgeechee-land-legacy-fund

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