Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Health and Healing

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Fighting to Keep Alive a Cultural and an Ecological Family

While the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora is broad, the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the political, cultural and spiritual home of the Gullah/Geechees today–and it faces an uncertain future due to overdevelopment, sea level rise, and worsening storms.

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is Chieftess and Head of State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. She has been working to keep Gullah/Geechee culture, language, and traditions alive while also fighting for human rights and self-determination for her people.

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Zooming in on Enfranchising de Gullah/Geechee

Tune in to Episode 10 of Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with Gullah/Geechee Assembly of Representatives members about “Enfranchising de Gullah/Geechee.” The show will broadcast live on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 3 pm during “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”

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GOD is in the Grassroots

As an organizer of grassroots activism, I have witnessed how a grassroots movement gets something going and how those that do not want to do the hard work, sit safely away from the issue, but once they think that this issue is now one of financial benefit or media attention, they position themselves to walk in for the harvest. GOD repeated to me, “I am in the grassroots.”

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Healin We @GullahGeechee from Roots to Rest

These women all held my hands in theirs and transferred energy that protected, healed, and uplifted simultaneously.  Each of these hands had pronounced veins that seemed to mimic the roots of the herbs that they had gathered from beneath the well rooted trees in the wilderness of the islands along mountainsides.  I reflected on our flat land of the Lowcountry and the journey into the woods and around the yards with my mother whose hands are like theirs and can touch that which can nourish you in a way that is unforgettable and sustaining.

GAWD dun smile pun disya ooman!  Tenk GAWD fa de healin e bring! 

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Celebrating 20 Years of de @GullahGeechee Nation and e Queen

As Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2020 rapidly approaches, town after town and county after county from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL are issuing proclamations for the #GullahGeechee2020 celebration.  The media is also connecting with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) to not only promote the celebration, but to talk with her about her two decades long reign as Queen.

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Yeddi bout Being Naturally Geechee

Tune in to Episode 8 of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with Olubusola Abeena Adebonajo about “Being Naturally Geechee.”  Abeena is the proprietor of “Naturally Geechee.”  Tune in to hear about the entrepreneurial journey.

http://www.NaturallyGeechee.com

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Zooming in on Racial Equity vs Reconciliation

Tune in to Episode 7 of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  will be a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Dr. Najmah Thomas of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank and Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.  They will discuss how policy is impacted by racial inequity and equity vs reconciliation.

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Zooming in on Healing @GullahGeechee

Tune in to Episode 6 of “Zooming in on Sustainability” focused on “Healin’ @GullahGeechee” a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Khetnu Nefer of  A Soulful Touch Wellness.

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20 Ways een 20 Days fa Support de @GullahGeechee

On July 2, 2020, de Gullah/Geechee Nation gwine tun 20.  Tenk GAWD fa disya!

 

 

We are asking all of our supporters worldwide to participate in the 20 ways in 20 days to support the Gullah/Geechee Famlee!  Fa all hunnuh wha support we, tenki tenki!  GAWD bless hunnuh and hunnuh famlee!

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Rising Seas, Risings Temperatures and Rising Movement on the Sea Islands

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank has remained focused on accomplishing the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) and continues to work with global partners to raise awareness via climate science in order to reverse the negative impacts of climate change on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The risings seas and rising temperatures that are being witnessed have consistently been documented while the world’s scientists seek the answers to what human behaviors can be altered in order to bring these things back into alignment and cause the environment to be balanced and the earth to be healed.

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