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Gullah/Geechee Heirs Property and the USDA

Although, Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) supported the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in order to assist Gullah/Geechee and African American families with an equitable way to deal with retaining land when some family members want to sell and the introduction of heirs property into the US Farm Bill was linked to the movement of this act, Gullah/Geechees are concerned about the USDA’s current plans regarding heirs property.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Testifies Before the United States Congress

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is headed to Washington, D.C. this week to provide expert testimony before the United States Congress on how climate change is impacting her people and their coastal and Sea Island communities.

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Adding Color and Culture to Climate and Conservation Conversations by Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The big issues in all of these talks of climate science is getting people to realize that people of color are a major part of the global public which is being impacted by every decision that we make individually and collectively when it comes to healing the land or mistreating the land. We can no longer afford more of the latter!

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Queen Quet’s Journey from the Lowcountry Up the Hill to the Congressional Black Caucus

This embrace also brought me back to the embrace in Switzerland where we not only sat and provided input in this international arena, but where we also enjoyed a reception at the United States Embassy while we were there continuing the fight for equity, human rights, and justice.

They say that the “journey of 1000 miles begins with a step.” Well, sometimes it continues with a plane ride. These plane rides have allowed me to sit above many issues of inequality that seem wide spread on the ground below, but it is a blessing to land and walk up the Hill to be amongst those that are on the ground working to make positive changes and who are working to heal the land and the people by putting their energy into seeking opportunities to create places of equality.

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New National Speakers Bureau includes Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

New Speakers Bureau Launches as the Voice for Diversity and Inclusion  in National Parks, Outdoor Environments, and Environmental Organizations! The notion that Americans of color are uninterested in environmental matters and afraid of the Great Outdoors was turned on its ear on Monday, August 25, 2014 with the launch of the Diverse Environmental Leaders (DEL) …

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Living Legacy of the Gullah/Geechee by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

“Hunnuh caan kno mi storee ef hunnuh na kno mi redawaas hunnuh sef!” • Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation “To know Gullah/Geechee culture, you have to live it!” • Carolee Holmes Goodwine Brown Climbing the Hill each time has truly been a GOD given journey for me.  Each time that I have flown …

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