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#GullahGeechee De Conch Wata Edition

This special edition of the international ezine, De Conch features highlights regarding the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s efforts to protect their waterways as well as details on the coming events. Check it out at https://issuu.com/gullahgeecheenation/docs/de_conch_2019_wata_edition

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Black Music Month and Gullah/Geechee Sounds

June is “Black Music Month” which gives Gullah/Geechees a specific time to celebrate what they already love to make-music. The Spirituals are the official music of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the state of South Carolina due to the fact that they were created by native Gullah/Geechees on plantations of the Sea Islands. Not only have these Spiritual sounds been exported from the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast and disbursed around the world, numerous genres of music owe their beginnings to being birthed out of those that grew up in the church and sang the Spirituals.

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De Wata and De Gullah/Geechee: A Global Journey of Healing for Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee

As the world gears up for the celebration of World Oceans Day, the people of Korea welcomed the United Nations Communities of Ocean Action delegation to their first meeting which was held on the day that they celebrated the ocean. Among the invited speakers for this historic gathering was Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.c0m) who gave a powerful presentation concerning the actions that the Gullah/Geechee Nation is taking in regard to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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#GullahGeechee Healin de Land and Hands Across the Sand

ueen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has been traveling not only through multiple states, but across the globe on the “Healin de Land World Tour.” She completed the UNESCO International Water Conference in Paris, France and will next return to Korea for a UN conference. Between these journeys, she is stopping on her own shoreline of the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the annual “Hands Across the Sands” event.

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Ancestral Reburial Celebration in the #GullahGeechee Nation

The Gullah Society will host the Ancestral Reburial Celebration in Charleston, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. This will be the conclusion of a series of events that have linked the Gullah/Geechees of the present to the 36 ancestors that will be reinterred in Charleston.

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Celebrating Gullah/Geechee een SC!

Spring begins and planting season takes place in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, opportunities to engage with Gullah/Geechee culture blooms. A series of events and celebrations highlighting the living legacy of the Gullah/Geechee will be taking place throughout SC.

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Barbados to Welcome Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will journey to the island of Barbados with co-founder of the Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™, Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™). They have put out a global call for others of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora and those that support the continuation of the rich cultural African heritage of the islands to join them in celebration June 21-23 on the island of Barbados. http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at Cintas Center for Neighborhood Summit

Xavier University is honored to welcome Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation as the Keynote Speaker for the Neighborhood Summit Dinner. Queen Quet’s work is intimately rooted in the protection of the human rights and land rights of her people and personifies the true power and meaning of Resiliency-the theme of this year’s Neighborhood Summit.

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Queen Quet: Queen of Islands and Water Champion

Those tides are now called “king tides” throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation and that king has dethrowned cotton. Aaah, but this king now has an elected Queen that is facing him and the other members of his climate changing and environmentally impacting family head on-Queen Quet!

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Testifies Before the United States Congress

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is headed to Washington, D.C. this week to provide expert testimony before the United States Congress on how climate change is impacting her people and their coastal and Sea Island communities.

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