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St. Helena Island in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates September!

While September indicates the end of summer to many, it is a time of continuing commemorations and celebrations in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. September is “Middle Passage Month” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation… there are a series of events that will take place on historic St. Helena Island, SC that will allow people to directly engage with the Gullah/Geechee community in celebrations of the continuation of their cultural traditions, organizations, and institutions.

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Pender County & Oyotunji Proclaim Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation!

At the first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Night at MJ’s Soul Food,” the space was not short of Gullah/Geechees that came out to take part in the night of celebration nor was Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation short of more messages to share. Pender County, NC mailed in its first proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” which Queen Quet read as the event was preparing to get underway. Given the wording of this and several other proclamations, Queen Quet also elaborated on the details of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor national heritage area that runs through the Gullah/Geechee Nation so that all supporters will truly understand that coming to the Gullah/Geechee Nation encompasses that corridor which the US government declared in honor of the Gullah/Geechee living legacy as a mean to assist the Gullah/Geechees with self-empowerment in order to continue their culture and protect their land.

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Gullah/Geechee Po’ch Tak Bout Gullah/Geechee, De Sea & De Famlee

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation continue the “Gullah/Geechee Living Series” with an afternoon Gullah/Geechee healing circle which will be all about engagement and education centered on Gullah/Geechee interactions along the coastal waterways and human health.

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Beaufort County, SC Proclaims Its 3rd Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

For the third year in a row, the Beaufort County Council has presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) with a proclamation in honor of “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”

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Town of Bluffton Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

Mayor Sulka of the Town of Bluffton in Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation presents Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with a proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2015.”

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2016 Declared in Port Royal, SC!

The Town of Port Royal, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation proclaims “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” for the third year in a row!

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Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Celebrates 5 Years at Penn Center, Inc.

Annually, the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association has a community celebration to engage more Gullah/Geechee fishing families in their efforts and to celebrate with supporters of the association. This year, their celebration will be “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Penn Center, Inc.” The event will take place at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark District in conjunction with 2nd Saturdays at the York W. Bailey Museum on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm.

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Support the St. Helena Branch Library in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

As we seek to support the “Fill the Shelves” fundraiser that the Friends of the Library is having to assist the St. Helena Branch with getting more books and DVDs, we are also supporting keeping the current hours of all of the county libraries. To that effect, we will speak out on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5 pm during the Beaufort County Council meeting and we pray that our supporters and community members will also come to speak out in support of keeping our libraries fully funded and in full operation as well.

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Beaufort County Council Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2014!

  Beaufort County Council in South Carolina proclaimed Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week for the 2nd year in a row.  Throughout the week a number of activities will be held throughout the county.  The week of celebration will culminate with the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™“.  Tenki tenki ta Beaufort County fa disya! Follow …

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Hilton Head Island Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

For the second year in a row, the Town of Hilton Head in the Gullah/Geechee Nation has proclaimed “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.”  They have now joined the ranks of Georgetown and Beaufort Counties for 2014.   The week of celebration will take place July 28-August, 3, 2014 and will culminate with the “Gullah/Geechee Nation International …

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