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Gullah/Geechee Land

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition was the first organization to exist in the world with the words “Gullah/Geechee” in its name. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has continued to work to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive on the land in the Gullah/Geechee Nation since its founding in 1996. As a result of their efforts, they have gained not only members, but also international supporters. Gwine ta http://www.GullahGeecheeLand.com

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Queen Quet Standing for Earth and Environmental Justice

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to ever take the human rights issues of native Gullah/Geechees before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Since April 1, 1999, she has continued to be a human rights, land rights, and water rights activist and is known the world over by the term that she coined for herself, “The Art-ivist.” It is natural fit for Queen Quet to be engaged in climate action with a myriad of others that are passionate about insuring the sustained health of Mother Earth which will thereby sustain cultural heritage communities like the Gullah/Geechee Nation which Queen Quet is the leader of. Due to the visionary leadership that Queen Quet shows, she has been invited to be a part of several earth justice and environmental events that will conclude Women’s Herstory Month.

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Zooming in on the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Tune in to the 34th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the fight for indigenous rights with Paulette Blanchard. These ladies are part of the Rising Voices that have shared in the movement to protect and continue indigenous cultural heritage and protect the environment through it.

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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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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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#StoptheDrill @GullahGeechee! De only Black Gold We need dah we!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) continued her journey throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast. This time instead of picking up proclamations, she was once again standing up for the Gullah/Geechee Nation! She was on the frontlines in Mt. Pleasant with numerous grassroots organizers and elected officials making it clear once again that our coast intends to #StoptheDrill and #ProtectOurCoast!

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Black Folks Land Legacy Conference in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The “Inaugural Black Folks Land Legacy Conference” is being sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) in celebration of their 20th Anniversary as a part of a series of events that they are hosting for the “International Decade of People of African Descent.”

The “Black Folks Land Legacy Conference” is an interactive three day session on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is a predominately Gullah/Geechee owned and operated Sea Island.

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Hands Across the Sands in the @GullahGeechee Nation

The 7th Annual Folly Beach Hands Across the Sands on Saturday. May 21st will begin with a press conference at 11:45 a.m. and will feature comments on the subject of offshore drilling from Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin, Reverend Jeremy Rutledge, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and other community leaders.

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No Oil Drilling Off the #GullahGeechee Coast!

It is for the future generations of the Gullah/Geechee Nation that I rise daily to do the work that GOD has charged me to do even when there are times when there may be only one Gullah/Geechee voice in the room that I am headed to. If I am that one Gullah/Geechee I know that the past generations want me to speak. I know that I would have done my mother a disservice if I didn’t continue to go to these meetings and protests even when she could not come along. I know that we all will do Mother Earth a disservice if we do not begin to take care of her as she feeds us. We are not going to eat the money when we cannot get seafood from our waterways or vegetation from the land. So, like mama said, some things you need to “leave alone!” However, standing for our rights is not one of the things that I will leave alone!

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