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Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates Seismic Gun Control Victory!
Join the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP), the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and representatives from Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic – SODA, Coastal Conservation League, Charleston Waterkeeper, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association, Sierra Club of South Carolina, and many others allies in celebration of stopping seismic gun use off the Gullah/Geechee coast. The oyster roast at Bowens Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation will be held Sunday, February 12 from 2 to 5 pm. Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/seismicvictory
Oppose More Private Docks in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management responded to numerous letters requesting a public hearing regarding the request of Charles F. Harris to obtain a private dock on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation near Fort Fremont Historic Site. This request referenced by OCRM-16-354-G was opposed by all that attended the public hearing at the St. Helena Branch Library on January 24, 2017. Public comment letters can still be sent in to add to this opposition to Geordy Madlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org until February 7th.
Gullah/Geechee Nation Joins in Contacting President Obama about Banning Offshore Drilling
“There is a Gullah/Geechee proverb that says, ‘De wata bring we and de wata gwine tek we bak.’ We know that coastal resources are inextricably tied to the sustainability of Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage because we live in and from the sea.”
Gullah/Geechee Leaders Join Activist Actors on Capitol Hill
Ted Danson, Kate Walsh and Sam Waterston have joined coastal leaders including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in Washington, D.C. to urge President Obama to abandon his plan to open the Atlantic Ocean to industrial offshore drilling for the first time in U.S. history.
Queen Quet’s Journey from Human Rights Back to Gullah/Geechee Land
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) took the time to do an anniversary episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to detail her journey becoming the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees.
Gullah/Geechee ALERT! Stop Permits for Seismic Gun Activity Off Our Coast!
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) is standing with Oceana to protect the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast! There is a push to begin exploring the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast to see if there could potentially be the presence of oil. (Oceana released a report entitled “Offshore Energy by the Numbers” which you can also obtain here: http://oceana.org/publications/reports/offshore-energy-numbers) …