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De Drum Soundin fa #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week!

As Black Music Month came to an end, the sounds of the drum could still be heard throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. The drums are sounding in celebration as county and town councils from North Carolina to Florida are proclaiming “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” from July 30-August 7, 2016. The theme for the celebration is “A Celebration of Self-Determination.”

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Learning and Celebrating the Sea @GullahGeechee

My spirit gets dehydrated at times no matter where I am and the ocean or at least a body of water seems to call me to it. When I get to the water, the dehydration is quenched. This week is a critical time for carefully going to the water since June 8th is World Oceans Day, this is Rip Current Awareness Week, and this is US Fishing Week.

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Beaufort Humanities Festival Highlights @GullahGeechee Culture

Founder of the St. Helena Island based, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will provide a special Gullah/Geechee history of St. Helena tour through the landmark St. Helena Branch Library during the Beaufort Humanities Festival. Tours will take place on Friday, June 10th between Noon and 2 pm and are FREE for all attendees.

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Coastal Cultures Conference 2016: Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability

Cum fa yeddi frum we bout Gwine ta de Wata: Gullah/Geechee & Sea Island Sustainability at de 4th Coastal Cultures Conference at de St. Helena Library!

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Gullah/Geechee Foodways and Heritage Days

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Afroculinary Specialist, Michael W. Twitty (www.afroculinary.com) had a dialogue about the revolutionary nature of maintaining a cultural culinary legacy and how this relates to the roots of Gullah/Geechee culture.

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Queen Quet Crakin e Teet een Gullah/Geechee fa Seminole Days 2015!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be a special guest speaker for the annual Seminole Days Celebration in Bracketville, TX.  Queen Quet will provide a keynote address concerning the history of the Gullah/Geechee language and how it is spoken in the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora which includes the Seminole, Black Seminole, Afro-Seminole, and Muscogo …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: Gwine Chuch!

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Tenk Gawd fa de chuch! God is the foundation and center of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Although Gullah/Geechees have a myriad of spiritual practices, it is difficult to find a Gullah/Geechee whose spiritual roots do not come out of the bush arbors and praise houses.  The congregations …

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Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Celebrates Its Third Anniversary!

The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association (www.gullahgeecheefishingassociation.com) was founded on March 25, 2010 in Beaufort, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Since that time, the organization has grown to have members representing the entire Gullah/Geechee Nation.  In their first year, they founded the “Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival” as an annual membership drive and fundraising event.  This event has brought …

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2013-Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival 2013-Emancipation een de Gullah/Geechee Nation http://www.gullahgeechee.info

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Disaster Preparedness and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I recently had the honor of being invited to deliver a keynote address at Chicago State University.   I was part of a group of passionate people from the Fuller Park Community Development Corporation.  Brother Michael Howard, the CEO and Founder of Fuller Park Community Development …

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