Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Businesses and Industries

Hilton Head Island’s Gentrified Genocide by Queen Quet of de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Due to the fact that the genocide is spoken of as “gentrification” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, people do not look at the deaths of people. Instead, they solely focus on the displacement from land. They do not see that the displacement from land and disbursement of a people that live communally leads to the erosion / erasure / death of an ethnic group of people… I see “gentrified genocide” that makes those that receive a few dollars to get a house or change their house and get a car that they want ignore the fact that they are putting out family members as they sell off their inheritance.

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2021

De Gullah/Geechee Nation gladdee fa e time fa disya! Queen Quet. Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the Gullah/Geechee Nation Wisdom Circle Council of Elders, and the Gullah/Geechee Nation Assembly of Representatives are putting on shoutin shoes in order to celebrate “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2021.” The month will be launched at the “Gullah Moja Art Experience” reception on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5 pm at the Cannon Street Theater in Charleston, SC.

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and 84 Groups Urge Congress to Boost U.S International Climate Finance to Support Resilience, Clean Energy, Emissions Cuts and Forest Protection

possibility of holding global temperature rise below 2.7°F (1.5°C). Strategic investments to help developing countries speed-up the transition towards zero-carbon economies and to protect tropical and intact forests, and other critical carbon-rich ecosystems is essential to delivering the necessary global emissions cuts we need this decade. At the same time, the poorest and most vulnerable in the world – who have contributed the least to the problem – are already facing devastating impacts from climate change. These individuals and communities need scaled-up support to build more resilience to increasingly damaging climate impacts. Robust international climate funding of this magnitude represents less than 0.06% of the federal budget, but scaling-up this funding will provide critical climate protections for Americans, support the most vulnerable around the world, and speed-up global emissions reductions.

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Zooming in on Merkin Legacy & Trinidadian Reforestry

Tune in to Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation discusses the cultural legacy and history of the Merkins in Trinidad with Sistah Akilah Jaramogi. Sister Jaramogi is the co-founder of Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation in Trinidad. Tune in to learn about the SCIPL Global Tree Project collaboration with the Gullah/Geechee Nation to enhance global reforestry.

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Git Rooted wit de Gullah/Geechee! Support Global Reforestry! Part 1

As I think of how I have seen water move sand, I think of how the roots of the trees remain even when they are exposed. Then I hear in my soul my own voice saying for the millionth time-“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.” Then I give GOD thanks for the mission I was given when this statement first came to me in a vision and I took it around the world thereafter. Given that this is the slogan of my organization, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, within our mission to protect the land and land rights of the people of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, we know that we must insure the rights of nature and protect the trees. Just as people clear cut them, there are those that have tried to clearly cut out Gullah/Geechee culture from our coast.

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Where You Gonna Run To? Cultural Heritage Continuation and the Intersectionality of Calamity

…those that truly see the world devastation attached to the spiritual degradation that has led people to being so self absorbed that they are more interested in their distractions than they are in focusing on ways to heal the planet, find ourselves almost unable to rise from our knees to work since we are consistently crying out to GOD to hold back the storms and heal the land. If the root cause of climate change is truly anthropocene and climate inaction has produced and will continue to produce more human health issues from heat induced sicknesses to pandemics and will continue to threaten our food security by bringing about ocean acidification, drought, and wildfires amongst a sundry lists of other issues, “Oh sinner man, where you gonna run to?”

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Gullah/Geechee ENERGY Day

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s Gullah/Geechee ENERGY Project is an intergenerational capacity building project to raise community awareness about the definition and value of renewable energy sources. It is part of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Plan United Nations Sustainable Development Goals work that focuses on ending energy poverty. This first Gullah/Geechee ENERGY Day will bring to the community a wide range of information on how to reduce their energy bills, renewable energy options and careers in the energy field.

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Gullah/Geechee Agro-Culture Fishing & Farming Field Day

who were enslaved on plantations along the southeast coast, Gullah/Geechee represents the only group of African Americans who maintained a significant amount of Africanisms including foodways, land use practices, subsistence fishing, and the spoken Gullah language (Goodwine, 1998; Politzer, 1999). For centuries, Gullah/Geechee communities sustained a way of life predicated on the wealth of close-knit family compounds, and carefully nurtured the resources of the land and water (Dean, 2013). In recent decades, this way of life has been disrupted due to inequitable public policy. Beyond the negative impact on the immediate community, this disruption also has negative impacts on the larger farming ecosystem. Research shows that culture and agriculture ecosystems are inextricably linked – sustain culture, sustain agriculture (Dean, 2013).” Like the cast net, we want to draw in all that will feed the Gullah/Geechee Famlee.  We gwine feed de mind, body, and soul. 

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Beaufort County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021

Tune in as the Beaufort County Council in SC presents Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with the “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021 Proclamation.”

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WEBE de Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy

In celebration of Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will bring to life the outstanding Gullah art of Lisa Gilyard-Rivers at the Legacy Art Gallery in Beaufort, SC on Friday, August 6, 2021.

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