Author Archive: Gullah/Geechee Nation

Banking on Blessed Land: SC needs permanent funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund

Upon the Sea Islands our culture grew in North America, and to that end, these Sea Islands and Lowcountry are part of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. We hold our homeland and the rest of the state as sacred ground and blessed land. That is why we remain here seeking to keep the land quality and the water quality at its optimum. Healthy land and water leads to healthy lifestyles for the people living therein and to that end, we have literally banked on our blessed Carolina land.

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Gullah/Geechee: Living Resilience and Cultural Sustainability

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returned to the University of Florida as one of the stops on the “Healin’ de Land World Tour.” She was afforded the honor to be a “Dean’s Scholar” and she provided the keynote address, “Gullah/Geechee: Living Resilience and Cultural Sustainability.” Tune een fa yeddi disya frum Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV).

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Queen’s Chronicle: Hutchinson House Reveals the Gullah/Geechee Freedman’s Story of a Sea Island Black King

The legacy of self-determination and self-sufficiency in the Gullah/Geechee Nation that both the Garvin-Garvey Freedmen’s Cottage and the Hutchinson House represents is powerful! Hutchinson House inspires many dialogues concerning heirs property, Black visionary leadership, family and community unity and sustainability, pillars of Gullah/Geechee cultural identity, and more. Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) and see the power of the journey to the space with me.

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St. Helena OPPOSES Bay Point “Six Senses” Resort Destructionment

Gullah/Geechee people have been displaced by resort destructionment time and time again and they are now having to deal with increased erosion and climate change impacts due to these types of places. Bay Point is critical to the ecological balance of the Sea Islands including St. Helena Island. Tune in to hear how the community stood up in OPPOSITION to this proposal. An online petition has garnered support from around the world in OPPOSITION as well: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq

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De Gullah/Geechee Gal’ree Premieres at the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration

Jayn we at De Gullah/Geechee Gal’ree wid Queen Quet, Chieftess of de #GullahGeechee fa Heritage Days!

Queen Quet is back by popular demand to the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration! On the Friday evening, November 8th, she will take supporters on a histo-musical journey into the cultural heritage @GullahGeechee!

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@GullahGeechee Nation Stands Up for and with Gwich’in of the Arctic Against Oil Drilling

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has also supported the Indigenous People of the Gwich’in Nation for thousands of years. Activists from the Gwich’in Nation visited the Gullah/Geechee Nation in the past and they became allies in cultural preservation. So, they are standing united together to fight drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV coverage of a press conference to this effect which was held in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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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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Frum Africa ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Ef hunnuh chillun gwine crak hunnuh teet bout who webe @GullahGeechee, hunnuh gwine hafa yeddi bout de tru journee frum Alkebulan ta de islandts wha dey een de sea. Afta disya, hunnuh gwine hafa lun bout wha Africans put een disya soil and e human rights battle wha gwine on fa webe free. So, fa disya Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month, we sho disya pun Gullah/Geechee TV frum de Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s Alkebulan Archive cuz we taut um not robree:

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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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This Land is Our Land: The Struggle and Beauty of Gullah/Geechee

The Gullah/Geechee are a declared minority group with their own language and ethnicity that is discernible even within the African-American population. A nation within a nation. They are largely self sufficient, depending on much of the same farming and fishing techniques that have sustained them since the enslavement of their ancestors.

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