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Pender County & Oyotunji Proclaim Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation!

At the first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Night at MJ’s Soul Food,” the space was not short of Gullah/Geechees that came out to take part in the night of celebration nor was Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation short of more messages to share. Pender County, NC mailed in its first proclamation for “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” which Queen Quet read as the event was preparing to get underway. Given the wording of this and several other proclamations, Queen Quet also elaborated on the details of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor national heritage area that runs through the Gullah/Geechee Nation so that all supporters will truly understand that coming to the Gullah/Geechee Nation encompasses that corridor which the US government declared in honor of the Gullah/Geechee living legacy as a mean to assist the Gullah/Geechees with self-empowerment in order to continue their culture and protect their land.

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Join the St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Family at the Heritage Days Celebration 2014!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 9 am to 10 pm Tours of the York W. Bailey Museum 3-5 pm Opening Ceremony & Founders’ Memorial 5-8:30 pm “Taste of the Sea Islands” at Campbell Cafeteria 6-7 pm “Road to Remembrance” at Frissell Community House 7-8 pm Traditional Praise Service at Bethesda Christian Center 8-10 pm Wine & …

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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 …

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2nd Annual Coastal Cultures Conference-Gullah/Geechee: Healin de Land an de Famlee

Jayn we fa de 2nd Annual Coastal Cultures Conference Gullah/Geechee: Healin de Land an de Famlee Hunting Island Nature Center Hunting Island, SC Gullah/Geechee Nation March 14 & 15, 2014 The Coastal Cultures Conference is an interactive engagement conference on the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  The presentations for the conference are done by …

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Living Cooperative Economics-UJAMAA een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

UJAMAA is the Nguzo Saba principle of Kwanzaa which means “cooperative economics.”  Collectively coming together to share in the production and transfer of wealth is critical to the sustainability of any community or nation.  Therefore, this is a topic of vital interest to the Gullah/Geechee Nation which has managed to sustain itself in spite of …

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31st Annual Heritage Days Celebration een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!

Join us on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation November 7-10, 2013 for the  31st Annual Heritage Days Celebration at  Penn Center, Inc. “Eyes Still on the Prize: Celebrating a Legacy of Change”     This year’s event is being co-chaired by our own, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation   …

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A Sea of Gullah/Geechee Culture Flows for Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Just as we prepare to engage in sacred ceremonies to culminate the inaugural Middle Passage Month which was declared as September in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, we flow into World Tourism Day.   In support of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, World Tourism Day (WTD) which is …

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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 …

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Black Music Month Edition of the Gullah/Geechee Ezine “De Conch”

The June 2013 Edition of “De Conch” is not only dedicated to “Black Music Month,” but to “Great Outdoors Month.”  The issue contains articles on the environmental work being done in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and how everyone can join in to assist with this.   It is filled with information on the festivals of the Gullah/Geechee …

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Gullah/Geechee Chillun Cookin fa e Culcha!

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation The Gullah/Geechee Nation is globally known for its foodways traditions.  Many people will quickly say that the only thing that they know about the term “Geechee” is the fact that “Those folks eat a lot of rice!”  As true as that statement is, we ain be wan …

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