Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association

“Changing Tides: What’s destabilizing North Carolina’s coastal ecology?”

Climate change contributes to rising seas, plus more frequent and severe storms, with a strong impact on fisheries in coastal North Carolina on which commercial and recreational fishing rely. This series examines the changes from the perspectives of scientists, regulators and people whose livelihoods depend on the seas, examining divided opinions, best practices and potential public policy and regulatory shifts that could improve outlooks.

Continue reading

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?”

Continue reading

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. 

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day Celebrates Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy

Nation Appreciation Week which is happening July 31st-August 8, 2021.   The celebration is happening under the theme “Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Land & Living Legacy” and will begin on historic St. Helena Island, SC on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Noon at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park on Sea Island Parkway at Dr. Martin Luther King Drive with “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day.”

Continue reading

Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree: Gullah/Geechee Resiliency

25 years ago in a vision my ancestors said to me, “Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.” That became not only the slogan for the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which GOD directed me to be the founder of, this also became my daily mission. • Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2021

De Gullah/Geechee Nation is celebrating its 21st year. July 2, 2021 marked the 21st anniversary of the enstoolment of Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and the day of the declaration of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as another nation of the world. The 21st anniversary celebration will continue throughout the month with the major events being held during “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”

Continue reading

Celebrate World Ocean Day 2021 while Advancing Climate and Ocean Action Through Art, Education and Outreach

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) and Founding Member and Secretary of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association (www.GullahGeecheeFishing.net) will join partners of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification in celebrating World Ocean Day via a virtual panel discussion.

Continue reading

Jayn de @GullahGeechee fa Capitol Hill Ocean Week!

The CHOW 2021 conference will take place virtually from June 8th to 10th.  CHOW 2021 will examine how exclusionary practices and systemic racism impact conservation, science, and policy; and how strengthening diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice will improve the sustainability of our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The CHOW 2021 program will explore the intersection of people and the environment and how we ensure that all communities have equal access to opportunities to maintain a healthy environment to live, learn, and work. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to be a sponsor/partner of CHOW 2021, and we’re excited to be part of this opportunity to build a more racially equitable and just movement for our ocean and Great Lakes.  www.CapitolHillOceanWeek.org

Continue reading

Join Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee in Closing out Global Adaptation Month

Join us for a global panel on Nature-based Adaptation Solutions. Tomorrow, April 28 at 12pm EST. DON’T MISS THIS! It will highlight work across geographies, habitats, and scales for #AdaptationMonth and Earth Day’s #RestoreOurEarth Nature-based solutions provide opportunities to restore ecosystems while also protecting human well-being and the built environment in the face of climate …

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Nation and Ocean-Climate Leaders Joint Statement Issued During U.S. #ClimateActionWeek

The Gullah/Geechee Nation and United States national, state, tribal and municipal governments increasingly recognize the important relationship between climate and ocean change.  The ocean has absorbed large amounts of carbon dioxide and excess heat from fossil fuel combustion, making our ocean warmer, more acidified, more stratified and oxygen depleted. From oyster die-offs and coral reef bleaching to marine heat waves and harmful algal blooms, coastal communities in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, United States and around the world are feeling the effects on fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and marine ecosystems that are important for sustaining jobs, coastal economies and cultures, indigenous ways of life, and feeding people.

Setting and achieving ambitious emission targets is the most important step in turning the tide of climate impacts on our ocean. And we know the ocean and ocean-based sectors can play a role.

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: