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Saving the Sea Islands from Sand Mines

Sand mining continues to be a controversial issue throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is causing environmental harm and danger to numerous communities. We hafa stand fa save we Sea Island sand!

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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 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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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Honored by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) invites you to the 2020 Regional Adaptation Leadership Awards Ceremony Celebrating exceptional adaptation leaders from The Carolinas and New England Join us Wednesday October 28 at 12PM ET on the ASAP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanSocietyAdaptationProfessionals. Among those being celebrated will be Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Zooming in on Sea Grant and the Sea Islands

Tune in for the 17th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) dialogues with Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank member, Rick DeVoe about the work of Sea Grant and the Sea Islands.

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Using Artistry fa Support de @GullahGeechee

In one of the most trying times that the world has ever seen, people from all walks of life have come together to support each other as human beings and to support the cause of dismantling racism by sharing the truth. Many of these individuals have also decided that the best way to support the BIPOC communities is via financial support so that the economic wealth gap can be closed and the BIPOC communities and families therein can be sustained. Fortunately, a number of organizations and individuals have stepped up to join and support the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in the efforts that it has led for over two decades.

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Improving the Waters Surrounding Edisto Island, SC @GullahGeechee

The Edisto Island, SC community in the Gullah/Geechee Nation relies upon its surrounding waterways for everything from food to recreation to employment, and Clemson University is looking for local knowledge about the best ways to protect them.

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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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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Fighting to Keep Alive a Cultural and an Ecological Family

While the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora is broad, the Gullah/Geechee Nation is the political, cultural and spiritual home of the Gullah/Geechees today–and it faces an uncertain future due to overdevelopment, sea level rise, and worsening storms.

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is Chieftess and Head of State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. She has been working to keep Gullah/Geechee culture, language, and traditions alive while also fighting for human rights and self-determination for her people.

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Eco-Interviews with Queen Quet @GullahGeechee

@EcoInterviews podcast launches on Monday, July 13, 2020 featuring a conversation with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). The dialogue focuses on the history of the Gullah/Geechee people, how they are uniquely affected by climate change, and the intersectionality of racial justice, environmental justice, and land sovereignty.  Tune in to http://www.eco-interviews.com .

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