Tag Archives: climate change

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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Sea Level Rise and de Sea Islands Certificated Workshop

Join us for the interactive FREE workshop on climate central tools related to sea level rise. This session will focus on the Sea Islands and Lowcountry of the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. The session will be led by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Dan Rizza of Climate Central (https://www.climatecentral.org/what-we-do/people/dan-rizza).

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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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Hunnuh Know E Shark Week!

Hunnuh chillun, e da shark week! Look ya! Ain fa hunnuh chillun gwine fa git shark stake. E fa hep we fa mek sho e ain da gwine extinct! Yes, believe it or not, in spite of the fact that native Gullah/Geechees would prefer to bite sharks than to be bitten by sharks, sharks are a threatened species in our waters.

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Holding onto Gullah/Geechee Culture as the Climate Changes the Coast

The land is our family and the waterways are our bloodline in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. So, as I take a stand for the land, I am taking a stand for my ancestors, my kinspeople, and for the children yet to be born. • Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Culture, Climate Change, Preparedness and Equity Amidst the Rising Sea @GullahGeechee

More oft than not, the dialogue and discussions about hurricanes and climate change have taken on the scope of devaluing locations financially in order to justify where funding and other resources will be directed during emergency responses and the restorations that follow. Given that many of us that live on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are part of a major tourists destination, we bear the burden of being capitalized on by many people of other cultures that see this area and any information that they can obtain about Gullah/Geechee traditions as tools to exploit the culture and the area for financial gain. The gated, suburbanized, resort, and gentrified properties are used to calculate the value of damage that would come after a storm hits or major flooding takes place. However, the value of the cultural heritage in these locations is not measurable via metrics and formulas. Therefore, the priceless nature of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is not something that de cumya comprehend.

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Among International Climate Heritage Network Members

45 new Climate Heritage Network members reflect diversity and include national, regional and local government bodies; cultural institutions and indigenous peoples’ organisations, as well as NGOs, universities, businesses and artists. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to be the indigenous organization representing the Gullah/Geechee Nation in the CHN. 

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#GullahGeechee2020 Conferences bout we Culcha

#GullahGeechee2020 is affording those that seek the TRUTH about Gullah/Geechee culture the opportunity to attend two conferences sponsored by native Gullah/Geechees. Register for the 1st Gullah/Geechee Herbal Gathering and the Coastal Cultures Conference.

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the Global Leaders at the United Nations COP 25 in Madrid, Spain

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is among the global leaders that have answered the call to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement and to be part of the climate action. She has made interventions throughout the first week of COP 25 with a specific focus on insuring that cultural heritage is not left out of the climate change, adaptation, and resilience planning that is done globally.

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