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Queen Quet of the #GullahGeechee Makes a Splash at the #NAF2019!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) who has been testifying on behalf of the oceans and against sea level rise and climate change has made a splash at the National Adaptation Forum!

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Celebrating the Earth and History in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for #NationalParkWeek

Funds don’t automatically get allocated to the NPS sites nor is it guaranteed that each site will get the full budget that it needs. It takes the support of the community to insure that the tax dollars are directed to these spaces and not cut from federal budgets. Attendance is a major factor in the reporting that part staff does when seeking financial support to sustain national parks.

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Gullah/Geechee Linking Good Friday and Passover

Several years ago, Afroculinary specialist and expert, Michael Twitty joined us in celebration on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. He was in the process of completing his book entitled “The Cooking Gene” which takes people on a journey into the pots of the kitchens and yards of our ancestors. So, it was great to hear from Michael who is Jewish just in time for Passover which begin on “Good Friday.” The rituals for both of these spiritual events differ however. Most Christians celebrate Good Friday in preparation for Resurrection Sunday and interestingly enough, while doing so many forget that Jesus was Hebrew / Jewish.

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Celebrating Queen Quet Days

Queen Quet Days are celebrated April 11th, April 16th and April 19th. There are many more throughout the year in different locations. http://www.QueenQuet.com

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Embarks on World Tour from Queen City to Queen’s Park

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was homegrown on historic St. Helena and Polowana Islands, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation has embarked on her annual world tour themed “Healin’ de Land.”

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De Gullah/Geechee: Voices of a Living African Legacy

Gullah/Geechee Deckle Edge Panelists are the living embodiment of a group whose collective voice has been marginalized and relegated to storytelling as entertainment in order to keep the south in the manner that others want to know it. This has not allowed the voice of self-determination and cultural continuation to truly be heard until now.

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De Conch Fuss Quarta 2019

De Conch is the official ezine of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This edition focuses on the accomplishments and coming events of the first quarter of 2019. It includes updates on the seismic gun lawsuit, Queen Quet’s testimony before the United States Congress, and progress being made by the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association.

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Sea Level Rise and Jurisdictional Lines on Gullah/Geechee Shorelines

Having been one of the people that helped write the Pocantico Call to Action on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage, my focus has been on how sea level rise and other outcomes of climate change impact the sustainability of cultural heritage.   So, I am under no illusion about the required continued diligence of natives of the coasts to stand up and speak out about protecting the cultural heritage of our coasts. 

De Gullah/Geechee binya pun de Sea Islands and ain da gwine nowhey ebun win de oda ress crak e teet bout retreat! 

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Books bout we de Gullah/Geechee

Disya Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month, mek sho hunnuh yeddi de trut bout who webe.  Ef hunnuh gwine git a book, git disya fa hunnuh libraree:

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Unveiling Harriet Tubman’s Work in Beaufort, SC

Thankfully the Civil War and people leaving the north to head southward to help did strike a chord with Mother Moses Harriet Tubman which led her to Beaufort, SC.   Thankfully she hit the right chord with the Gullah/Geechees along the Combahee River when she stood next to Colonel Montgomery as a soldier and helped to orchestrate the Combahee River Raid to free over 700 enslaved Gullah/Geechees from the rice fields along that river and get them to Beaufort, SC where the Union occupation was in place. 

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