Beaufort County, SC Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020

Congratulations to Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and de @GullahGeechee Famlee! Tenki Tenki ta Beaufort County, SC! Beaufort County was the first to proclaim “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020” in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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#AuthenticallyGullahGeechee Organizations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Given that the native founded and operated organizations and institutions were established to insure that their culture is accurate represented and presented, they continue to carry out their missions in spite of the opposition and lack of support that they receive from the new organizations that came into being after them. These native Gullah/Geechee organizations and institutions are the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah/Geechee Angel Network. Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida, and Geechee Kunda.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Linguistic Misrepresentation and Maintaining Indigenous Languages

“As Rita Mae Brown put it ‘Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.’ A Gullah/Geechee proverb says: ‘Ef hunnuh ain kno whey hunnuh dey frum, hunnuh ain gwine kno whey hunnuh gwine.’ ‘Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation’s culture as its language.’

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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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Queen Quet Releases Gullah/Geechee Novel Duet

“We Journey” and “Gwine Home” are both Gullah/Geechee family sagas set on the Sea Islands. Youths in both books learn their culture and their family stories from the elders in their families while also alerting their family members to the environmental changes happening around them. From battling climate change and sea level rise to hurricanes and destructionment, these two novels bring out how native Gullah/Geechees that are holding onto their land come together to face these issues that continue to encroach on the sustainability of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Famlee Days fa #GullahGeechee2020

De “#GullahGeechee2020: Seeing Gullah/Geechee Culcha Clearly” celebration will not only consist of on Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day. This year there will be a Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at the Gullah Museum of Georgetown, SC in celebration of Black History Month and there will be a Gullah/Geechee Famlee Weekend on Jekyll Island, GA.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Fest 2020: Gullah/Geechee 2020-Celebratin Who Webe

Jayn we fa de 15th Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™
Saturday, August 1, 2020.
#GullahGeechee2020: Celebratin Who Webe!

This is the official international festival of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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Stopping Destructionment on the SC Sea Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Stop destructionment on St. Helena and Wadamalaw Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation! Stand up wid de #GullahGeechee!

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Historical Effects of Migration on Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation

ueen Quet, Chieftess, Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information, Dr. Najmah Thomas, and Dr. Jessica Berry of the Gullah/Geechee Nation opened the “Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Conference” with a session entitled “Historical Effects of Migration on Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation.”

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Launches with Queen Quet Gullah/Geechee Legacy Library Ribbon Cutting

beginning of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month.” The official launch celebration will be a Gullah/Geechee Dinner Dance at Scott’s Grand’s Destiny Café in North Charleston, SC.

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Support Gullah/Geechee Rising SEA and Help #GullahGeechee Resiliency

The Gullah/Geechee community that has been self-sufficient and resilient in this area since the 1600s is now faced with an on-slaught of challenges to the continuation of their culture on their own land which has been passed down since the US Civil War. They are not only dealing with issues of economic inequity, but also environmental injustice which has and continues to cause displacement of Gullah/Geechee from the southeastern coast. For those that remain there, they are literally on the front shoreline of climate change and sea level rise.

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Celebrating Queen Quet Days

Queen Quet Days are celebrated April 11th, April 16th and April 19th. There are many more throughout the year in different locations. http://www.QueenQuet.com

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Gullah/Geechee Rising SEA Campaign Launched for World Water Day

The leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will release their ocean action plan on World Water Day 2019.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Embarks on World Tour from Queen City to Queen’s Park

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was homegrown on historic St. Helena and Polowana Islands, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation has embarked on her annual world tour themed “Healin’ de Land.”

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Queen Quet: Queen of Islands and Water Champion

Those tides are now called “king tides” throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation and that king has dethrowned cotton. Aaah, but this king now has an elected Queen that is facing him and the other members of his climate changing and environmentally impacting family head on-Queen Quet!

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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.

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

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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Queen Quet: Continuing the Gullah/Geechee Nation Human Rights Journey and Legacy

This July 2nd I see all of this and I see that GOD has shown me to continue to do the work to which and for which I am called because there is somebody somewhere to whom this work makes a difference and whose life will be better because they can truly be free because Denmark Vesey, Patrice Lumumba, Clementa C. Pinckney and I took this journey.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Emerges from Tragedy into Celebration

In the wake of the recent tragedy during which the Gullah/Geechee Nation lost nine of its citizens during what has been deemed the “Charleston Massacre,” they continue to walk on with the pride and dignity of their ancestors as they come out of a period of mourning into a time of celebration. What would be an annual time to celebrate Gullah/Geechee traditions and culture is now also a time to celebrate the lives of the Emanuel 9. The Gullah/Geechee Nation will have a series of events that will take place during the month of July in order to honor the legacies of these nine souls and to bring the Gullah/Geechee family together on the coast from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.

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Gullah/Geechee Land Redeemed by Pan African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network!

NON-PROFIT Pan-African Family Empowerment and Land Preservation Network (PAFEN) REDEEMED FIRST PROPERTY OF GULLAH/GEECHEE FAMILY SOLD AT 2014 BEAUFORT COUNTY DELINQUENT TAX SALE MAY 15, 2015.

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Yeddi “Hunnuh Chillun” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Yeddi de Gullah/Geechee histo-musical presentation CD “Hunnuh Chillun” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun!

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Yeddi “Cum Een” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Yeddi de histo-musical presentation CD, “Cum Een” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckhun!

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Yeddi “Hunnuh Hafa Shout Sumtime!!!” by Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun

Queen Quet & De Gullah Cunneckshun’s histo-musical presentation journey, “Hunnuh Hafa Shout Sumtime!!!” can be purchased online and downloaded or get a CD at http://www.gullahgeechee.biz!

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Queen Quet’s Journey from Human Rights Back to Gullah/Geechee Land

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) took the time to do an anniversary episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to detail her journey becoming the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees.

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De Conch Doubles Up for 2015!

De Conch Doubles Up for 2015! De Conch is the international ezine of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi De Conch da blo!

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Energizing Energy Justice in the South

Join faith leaders and others throughout the south to act on the disproportionate economical and environmental impacts of energy inequity. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will present the opening plenary on day two of this power filled event.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Supporting Climate Action by Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples

“Protecting Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage on the Sea Islands” from Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine (www.QueenQuet.com), the elected Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina will be part of the CultureXClimate webinar hosted by the Climate Heritage Network and Historic England on Friday, October 23, 2020.

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Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Supporting Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act in Washington, DC

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s memorable testimony sent ripples throughout the halls of Congress and have now brought her back to up the Hill to be an expert presenter on behalf of the ocean once again. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST, she will be a part of a press conference which will be live streamed by the United States House National Resource Committee.

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Gullah/Geechee Environmental Champion, Queen Quet Becomes a Professor in Department of Geography, Environment and Society

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated her 20th year as the Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation in July 2020. As of August, she became a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. Queen Quet is the Winton Chair at UMN and is engaging graduate students in an interdisciplinary course on Gullah/Geechee culture entitled, “WEBE Gullah/Geechee.”

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Zooming in on Heirs Property & Black Land Ownership

Tune in for the 21st episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Attorney Willie Heyward of Heirs Property Law Center. They will discuss heirs property and how to protect and continue the Black land ownership legacy.

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Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Queen Quet to Discuss Daufuskie Island @GullahGeechee on Zooming in on Sustainability

Tune in for the 20th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 3 pm EST featuring a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe focused on Daufuskie Island and photography. They will discuss the historical legacy of the Sea Islands and how seeing this through a camera lens can bring new audiences to support cultural heritage and the communities that sustain them.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Honored by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) invites you to the 2020 Regional Adaptation Leadership Awards Ceremony Celebrating exceptional adaptation leaders from The Carolinas and New England Join us Wednesday October 28 at 12PM ET on the ASAP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanSocietyAdaptationProfessionals. Among those being celebrated will be Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gullah/Geechee Freedom Celebration

Jayn de @GullahGeechee Famlee een celebration of “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month!” Tune een virtually ta de Sotille Theater of CofC fa celebrate wid we October 24, 2020 at Noon EST.

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De Gullah/Geechee Celebrate Another Environmental Victory! NO Seismic Guns and Offshore Drilling!

Today, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition received the outstanding news that there will NOT be any seismic gun testing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Highlighted at the National Coastal & Estuarine Summit

The National Coastal & Estuarine Summit will feature a keynote message by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) followed by a panel of Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank members moderated by Queen Quet on Wednesday, September 30th. Registration for the conference is still open and will allow the virtual sessions to be accessed even after the conference concludes. Go to register: https://estuaries.org/summit/

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