Category Archives: Environmental Justice

Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Joins Earth Optimists in Washington DC

Among the many global leaders engaged in work to heal the land and waterways is The Art-ivist, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Queen Quet will join others for the Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, DC in April.

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#GullahGeechee2020 Fighting Against Coastal Destruction @GullahGeechee

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank, and the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association have stood up against seismic gun testing and offshore drilling for several years. They had to also stand up against new destructionment coming to traditional Gullah/Geechee fishing ground at Bay Point in Beaufort County, SC.

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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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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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#GullahGeechee2020 Conferences bout we Culcha

#GullahGeechee2020 is affording those that seek the TRUTH about Gullah/Geechee culture the opportunity to attend two conferences sponsored by native Gullah/Geechees. Register for the 1st Gullah/Geechee Herbal Gathering and the Coastal Cultures Conference.

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the Global Leaders at the United Nations COP 25 in Madrid, Spain

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is among the global leaders that have answered the call to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement and to be part of the climate action. She has made interventions throughout the first week of COP 25 with a specific focus on insuring that cultural heritage is not left out of the climate change, adaptation, and resilience planning that is done globally.

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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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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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@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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