Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Health and Healing

Support Social Justice and Climate Action @GullahGeechee

A number of issues are facing the Gullah/Geechee Nation from sea level rise and other climate change impacts to an on-slaught of destructionment projects along the coast. All of this is taking place during hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic. So, we would appreciate your support and assistance with a number of things. We gladdee hunnuh dey ya fa yeddi we!

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Zooming in on Living Authentically

Tune in for the fourteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” for “Living Authentically” with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Sheronda Goodwine-Barksdale of “Authentically Your Expressions.” This episode will focus on life coaching and cultural legacy and how these are sustained by living authentically.

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Zooming in on Sea Level Rise and Cultural Heritage

Tune in for the thirteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with fellow Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank member, Dan Rizza of Climate Central. Climate Central has created several tools that focus on the impacts of sea level rise on coastal resources and sites. This episode will focus on how to use these tools and how sea level rise impacts the sustainability of cultural heritage.

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Support @GullahGeechee Businesses during #BlackBusinessMonth

There are many Black owned businesses, but fewer Gullah/Geechee owned businesses throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In order to keep the community safe, we are not promoting taking tours at the present time. However, that does not preclude folks from being able to support a number of other Gullah/Geechee companies that are operating restaurants and e-commerce sites. Disya da Black Business Month and Black August, so tek sum time fa support de bizness wha trulee Gullah/Geechee. Tenki Tenki!

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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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