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A Celebration of Self-Determination in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

The 11th Annual “Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™” (www.gullahgeechee.info) is themed “A Celebration of Self-Determination.” This culminating weekend of activities for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” will be held at various venues in the Charleston County area August 5-7, 2016.

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Fernandina Beach Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

The Town of Fernandina Beach is continuing its tradition of proclaiming “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!” Mayor Miller presented Gullah/Geechee Nation Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins with the proclamation during their town council meeting.

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Pender County Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week

Pender County, NC has joined in with the rest of the counties of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to proclaim its first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!”

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Bluffton Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

The Town of Bluffton, SC continues its participation in “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” again this year! Mayor Sulka and the Town Council proclaimed the week during a meeting in which they presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with a proclamation.

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From Juneteenth to Jubilee: A Gullah/Geechee Journey with Queen Quet

Join the Walterboro, SC family in the annual celebration for the Colleton County Memorial Library Summer Reading Program! Author Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will take the community on a histo-musical journey entitled, From Juneteenth to Jubilee: A Gullah/Geechee Journey. Admission is FREE!

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6 pm

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Continues Gullah/Geechee Healing and Continuation

St. Helena Island, SC native Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated the 17th anniversary of being the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland on behalf of Gullah/Geechees by continuing to work to keep the culture alive. She and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which she founded in 1996 in order to insure that Gullah/Geechee traditions and landownership would continue celebrated the conclusion of another successful “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month” and invites the community to the landmark St. Helena Branch Library to events for healing the community and continue Gullah/Geechee culture.

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De Conch Gullah/Geechee Ezine January Edition

De international ezine of De Gullah/Geechee Nation’s January edition is out! The edition features Gullah/Geechee events for 2016, highlights musical artists Latrese Bush & Noel Gourdin, the premiere of the documentary, “Wilmington on Fire,” and provides and update on De Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archive.

Ef bout we hunnuh wan kno, den yeddi de conch da blo!

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Love in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The mission of Unlimited Love and Life Coaching, LLC’s Blog Talk Radio Show, “Love Unlimited: Relationship Coaching with Kim and Sheronda” is to “discuss all forms and fashions of love.” On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015 at 8:00pm EST, they will be discussing how love is expressed in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

This week’s topic: “Love in the Gullah/Geechee Nation with Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Gwine Bak ta Olde Landmark: Investing in Gullah/Geechee Souls

“When we become a culture that denies our history, we become just another social club…”

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition 19 Years Strong!

Queen Quet was given a statement by the ancestors in a vision and this became the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s motto which has been incorrectly published as a “Gullah proverb” by many that did not cite Queen Quet for the origin of the quote:

“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.”

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However, she has lived these words as she’s worked on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee community for over thirty five years and she continues to stand and lead the efforts to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive and heal the community from the hostility and misrepresentation that they have endured.

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