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Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Happy 11th Anniversary ta de Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association! http://www.GullahGeecheeFishing.net

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Do NOT Let Spaceport Camden Lift Off @GullahGeechee!

It is critical that the general public bring awareness to this issue as soon as possible. Stakes are already so high and it is our responsibility as allies to help our Gullah/Geechee brothers and sisters protect their environment and culture. This is a matter of commercial action vs. cultural preservation and continuation and it is our responsibility to hold leaders accountable.

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The Human Element SC Interfaith Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for the Human Element Film Screening and Discussion as South Carolina leaders from the faith, political and education sectors and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation come together to evaluate our relationship with the natural world and to determine how South Carolina can work to restore balance.

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The Healing Power of the Great Outdoors

The pandemic has shown that nature is our refuge in this time of crisis. The Center for Disease Control emphasizes being outdoors as the preferred way to avoid the virus if we must get together. But the reduction of transmissibility is not the sole benefit of being outdoors and in America’s wild places: Medical professionals recommend it for the mental, physical and emotional benefits. Tune in to the 31st episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3 pm EST as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the Healing Power of the Great Outdoors with environmental diversity advocates Audrey and Frank Peterman of Diverse Environmental Leaders.

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Queen Quet and @GullahGeechee 2020 Headlines

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) celebrated 20 years as the Head of State, Queen Mother, and spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees during 2020. In spite of the pandemic, she continued to lead the nation and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in insuring the protection of the rights of her people. As a result, numerous news outlets captured the successful engagements that took place.

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Zooming in on Environmental Justice

Tune in for the 26th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Dr. Ryan Thomson of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank about environmental justice on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 3 pm.

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Queen Quet @GullahGeechee Oceana Ocean Steward Spotlight

Join @OceanSouthCarolina on Facebook on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 6 pm for an Ocean Steward Spotlight with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Learn about her work to protect coastal communities and oceans in the Lowcountry and beyond.
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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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