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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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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Yale Climate Connections features #GullahGeechee

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is the elected leader of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She says the problems are compounded by tourism-driven development that has destroyed the coastal marshland that helps protect against storms and flooding.

So she says people need to rethink their relationship with coastal areas and work to protect them.  Tune in to hear the interview at

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/11/rising-seas-storms-threaten-gullah-geechee-land/

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Queen Quet on the Survival of Sea Island Wisdom

This week we are honored to be in dialogue with Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, who is striving for justice on the front lines of the most pressing Anthropocentric intersections: climate change, resource extraction, corrupt and negligent government bodies, land theft, encroaching development and exploitative tourism.

Taking on Indigenous sovereignty, land rights, and climate change resiliency plans, Queen Quet is a warrior of justice for not only her peoples, but all of humanity.

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Gullah/Geechee Artists Featured at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2018

De Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will host its 5th Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center. 

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month Celebration 2018
 
 Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders launched “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” with the “Gullah/Geechee Gala at Gullah Roots” in North Charleston.  The celebration includes a number of online educational postings and profiles at the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Facebook fan page as well as at www.GullahGeecheeNation.com and @GullahGeechee on Twitter.  However, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s citizens are casting out a wide net to have people drawn to their coast to learn accurate information about their history, heritage, language, and culture at the two remaining major events for this year’s celebration:
 
• Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:30 pm at the St. Helena Branch Library on St. Helena Island, SC the documentary, “Protect” will be screened.
Protect Documentary Screening on St. Helena Island, SC
 

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.

Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation(www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. From these dialogues emerged the film, “Protect.” During “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month,” “Protect” will be screened at the St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island, SC where the film was partially filmed.

 
Admission is FREE. However, advance passes need to be obtained here:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protect-documentary-screening-tickets-49388381980?aff=ebapi
 
• Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center on Hunting Island, SC the Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival will be held.
Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2018
 

The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will be hosting their 5th “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” to raise funds and awareness.  Bring out the family, fishing and beach gear to the Hunting Island Nature Center for an interactive celebration filled with music, food, and fun.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, artists, Quadré Stuckey and Ment Nelson will be part of this family oriented event.   Advance passes are available at:

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullahgeechee-seafood-festival-2018-tickets-41539032364

 
Folks are encouraged to obtain Gullah/Geechee gear and books at www.GullahGeechee.biz.  Den cumya fa yeddi mo bout who webe frum de authentic Gullah/Geechee!
 
For more information about the celebration, email GullGeeCo@aol.com.
 
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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Receives Community Service Award from South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was honored by the South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation at a banquet in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   Queen Quet was chosen to receive the Rev. Dr. BJ Whipper Sr. Award which recognizes an individual for his or her unselfish community work and her spiritual, economic, and political contributions to her home state.

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