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Gullah/Geechee Agro-Culture Fishing & Farming Field Day
who were enslaved on plantations along the southeast coast, Gullah/Geechee represents the only group of African Americans who maintained a significant amount of Africanisms including foodways, land use practices, subsistence fishing, and the spoken Gullah language (Goodwine, 1998; Politzer, 1999). For centuries, Gullah/Geechee communities sustained a way of life predicated on the wealth of close-knit family compounds, and carefully nurtured the resources of the land and water (Dean, 2013). In recent decades, this way of life has been disrupted due to inequitable public policy. Beyond the negative impact on the immediate community, this disruption also has negative impacts on the larger farming ecosystem. Research shows that culture and agriculture ecosystems are inextricably linked – sustain culture, sustain agriculture (Dean, 2013).” Like the cast net, we want to draw in all that will feed the Gullah/Geechee Famlee. We gwine feed de mind, body, and soul.
Corona Chronicle 1 by Queen Quet
As everyone that has encountered me is well aware of, I greet people with “Peace.” In the midst of the global panic due to the pandemic, I have watched that word evolve in my existence and surround me and keep me within that peace. Yes, “Peace be still.” I continue to speak and live that statement unlike those that I see encroaching on the peace of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Gullah/Geechee Artists Featured at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2018
De Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association will host its 5th Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center.
Continuing Gullah/Geechee African Reconnections
As we traversed the roads through the valleys and then up into the mountains, I gave thanks for the strength of the women here that I saw hauling items on their backs on the dirt roads and herding the animals. They reminded me of my mother and the elder mothers of my island and all the hard labor that they had gone through while hauling babies on their backs and baskets on their heads as some of these women were also still doing. I thought about the many early mornings that I awoke and traveled fo dayclean ta de field. I could feel myself balancing my neck as I saw other women with the baskets on their heads the way I carried mine in the fields and how I still carry them on stages now around the world and bring out our continuing African traditions from them for groups of people that still want to learn how we thrived and survived.
Learning and Celebrating the Sea @GullahGeechee
My spirit gets dehydrated at times no matter where I am and the ocean or at least a body of water seems to call me to it. When I get to the water, the dehydration is quenched. This week is a critical time for carefully going to the water since June 8th is World Oceans Day, this is Rip Current Awareness Week, and this is US Fishing Week.
Meetin GAWD pun Gullah/Geechee Watas
“It wouldn’t have been so bad if they were any other profession, but they were card carrying fishermen.” was spoken, I thought about the battle that we have been fighting for five years to protect our fishermen from being persecuted for continuing to support themselves and feed their families from our waterways as our elders and ancestors did for generations. Just as with the fishermen in the scriptures, this is their livelihood.
Coastal Cultures Conference 2015: De Wata da We: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability
The 2015 Coastal Cultures Conference: De Wata da We: Gullah/Geechee Sustainability will focus on the sustainability of Sea Island waterways and the Gullah/Geechee waterway traditions. Sessions will include seafood safety and human health, Gullah/Geechee traditional fishing methods and environmental impacts, oysters as a keystone of the environment, and spirituality, creativity, and the sea. The day …
Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2014!
Gullah/Geechee Heritage and Cultural Continuation at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Celebration! As the Gullah/Geechee Nation concludes the commemoration of “Middle Passage Month,” the leaders now prepare for a month of celebration. October marks the second “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month.” As the Gullah/Geechee proverbs states, “De Wata Bring We,” so what greater way to celebrate the living traditions of …
De Gullah/Geechee Rural Ooman
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Since October 2008, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of the Rural Woman annually. This year, I had the opportunity to celebrate this date with a broadcast on “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” entitled “Gullah/Geechee Rural Ooman Feedin de Famlee” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2013/10/21/gullahgeechee-rural-ooman-feedin-de-famlee). Each year the day is to acknowledge …
Gullah/Geechee Celebration of the Sea: Healin de Famlee
Cum jayn wi fa Gul!ah/Geechee Celebration of the Sea 2013: Healin de Famlee at the Hunting Island Nature Center Saturday, September 14, 2013 Noon-5 pm Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and the founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) invites you to come spend the afternoon enjoying Gullah/Geechee cuisine and interactive …