Category Archives: Gullah/Geechee Language and Linguistics

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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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.”

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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

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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.”

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Cultural Sustainability and Who WEBE @GullahGeechee

Cultural Sustainability and Who WEBE @GullahGeechee will be an intergenerational interactive dialogue with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation on April 13, 2021 at 3pm EST.

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Zooming in on the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Tune in to the 34th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the fight for indigenous rights with Paulette Blanchard. These ladies are part of the Rising Voices that have shared in the movement to protect and continue indigenous cultural heritage and protect the environment through it.

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Gullah/Geechee pun de International Day of de Mudda Language

From April 1, 1999 when I first entered the United Nations to July 2, 2000, native Gullah/Geechees exercised their right to self-determination by doing a one year long election to have me as de Head pun de Bodee of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. I bin too gladdee fa see how e stand by mi and push mi fa gwine on crakin mi teet fa allawe ebeewhey. Yet, in the midst of my numerous journeys around the world to represent my people, I was not made aware that the beginning of International Mother Language Day took place only months after I made world history by sitting in the honored circle of the United Nations and speaking in a language that is not a “major language of the world.” The cheers that I received by doing this made it clear that it was a significant thing that I had been led to do and many told me to never stop. I listened and like the students in Pakistan, I was willing to die for the cause of holding on to a major aspect of my culture in order to honor my ancestors and my elders who were degraded because they were blessed to be bilingual and were strong enough not to assimilate.

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Black Representation Amidst Systemic Racism

Tune in to the 31st episode of Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) engages in a thought provoking dialogue with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, “Wilmington on Fire” filmmaker, Christopher Everett of Speller Street Films about Black Representation Amidst Systemic Racism.

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Afro-Atlantic Legacies Gullah/Geechee Movie Screening and Discussion

Tune in to this special Black History Month screening and discussion of the documentary, Memorias Afro-Atlanticas which follows the footsteps of the father of Gullah/Geechee linguistics, Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner from the Gullah/Geechee Nation to Brazil. The documentary centers on the continuation of the Afro-spiritual practice of Candomblé . Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the film and will host the screening and discussion with the filmmakers that made this historic reconnection of the African Diaspora take place. Tune een fa yeddi disya.

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Afro-Spirituality-Condomblé,Yoruba, Juju: Lorenzo D. Turner from Brazil to Gullah/Geechee

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will open the Black History Month 2021 celebration on Zooming in on Sustainability by zooming in on Afro-spirituality with a specific focus on the links between Condomblé, Yoruba and Juju.

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