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Queen Quet and @GullahGeechee 2020 Headlines

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) celebrated 20 years as the Head of State, Queen Mother, and spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees during 2020. In spite of the pandemic, she continued to lead the nation and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in insuring the protection of the rights of her people. As a result, numerous news outlets captured the successful engagements that took place.

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James Island, SC @GullahGeechee Resolves to Take #ClimateAction!

Due to the efforts of Climate Reality of Charleston tonight, December 17, 2020, the James Island Town Council in Charleston County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation unanimously voted in favor of taking #climateaction!

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De Gullah/Geechee pun St. Helena Island via SaintHelenaGullahGeechee.com

“Disya da St. Helena” gwine bring hunnuh chillun riycha fa see who webe pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is truly a blessing to be able to assist people with a virtual visit through ourstory of historic St. Helena Island, South Carolina where I was homegrown in my Gullah/Geechee culture. • Queen Quet

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Queen Quet @GullahGeechee Oceana Ocean Steward Spotlight

Join @OceanSouthCarolina on Facebook on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 6 pm for an Ocean Steward Spotlight with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Learn about her work to protect coastal communities and oceans in the Lowcountry and beyond.
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Queen Quet @GullahGeechee Wins Adaptation Leadership Award!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was honored at the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) Awards. She was presented with the Regional Adaptation Leadership Award for the Carolinas. The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA) recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the climate change adaptation field through exceptional leadership.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Supporting Climate Action by Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples

“Protecting Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage on the Sea Islands” from Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine (www.QueenQuet.com), the elected Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and a native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina will be part of the CultureXClimate webinar hosted by the Climate Heritage Network and Historic England on Friday, October 23, 2020.

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Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Supporting Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act in Washington, DC

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s memorable testimony sent ripples throughout the halls of Congress and have now brought her back to up the Hill to be an expert presenter on behalf of the ocean once again. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST, she will be a part of a press conference which will be live streamed by the United States House National Resource Committee.

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Gullah/Geechee Environmental Champion, Queen Quet Becomes a Professor in Department of Geography, Environment and Society

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated her 20th year as the Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation in July 2020. As of August, she became a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. Queen Quet is the Winton Chair at UMN and is engaging graduate students in an interdisciplinary course on Gullah/Geechee culture entitled, “WEBE Gullah/Geechee.”

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Climate Emergency on the Sea Islands @GullahGeechee

The Climate Crisis Moment has now become a climate emergency for the Lowcountry. Our partners at the Charleston Climate Coalition have taken the lead in seeking climate emergency declarations. To that end, the Town of James Island has as declaration on their meeting agenda on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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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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