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Gullah/Geechee & the EPA: Cultural Collaboration & Environmental Restoration

St. Helena Island is one of the many Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and is home to numerous sacred and historical sites that the community wants to protect from sea level rise. The health of the environment is critical given that Gullah/Geechee culture is inextricably tied to the land. Therefore, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition are encouraging people to come out and be a part of the workshop. They look forward to owners of properties that have such tanks attending so that they can help them get the tanks removed at no cost via this collaboration. In order to obtain more information or to register in advance, email GullGeeCo@aol.com.

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation & Environmental Justice

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Approximately 15 years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity of being invited to Atlanta, GA to present on Gullah/Geechee culture and the Sea Islands for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   I had no idea that this multi-million dollar building in the heart of downtown …

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