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Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Supporting Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act in Washington, DC

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s memorable testimony sent ripples throughout the halls of Congress and have now brought her back to up the Hill to be an expert presenter on behalf of the ocean once again. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST, she will be a part of a press conference which will be live streamed by the United States House National Resource Committee.

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation Flag

The Gullah/Geechee Flag represents those sons and daughters of Africa who were forced to come to America in ships of pain, for a life of servitude and death.

For more than three hundred years the Anointed People of the African Sun were auction off to the highest bidder torn away from tribal and family ties, systematically deprived of ancient African names, physically and mentally brutalized in both body and soul.

Forced to renounce traditional religions and beliefs, stripped of self-respect, dehumanized, tortured without mercy or moral concern, lynched, raped, denied political access, methodically conditioned to engage in self hate and denied any hope of freedom.

And after the genocide, cheated out of the promised 40 acres and a mule.

Yet, the Gullah/Geechee Anointed People survived like a bright shining star above adversity to finally be free again.

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Juneteenth Week Celebration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In solidarity with our family in Texas including those of the island of Galveston and those called “Black Seminole” and “Afro-Seminole” who are part of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora, we celebrate Juneteenth annually. We continue to remain dedicated to this celebration of freedom in spite of the fact that many of our annual in-person events where we sound the drum will not take place for 2020. We pray that you will join us the entire week to celebrate virtually.

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Zooming in on Coastal Sustainability Scientifically

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3 pm, tune in for the second episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” for a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Kate Cell of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Kate Cell is the climate campaign manager for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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#ClimateAction 2019 @Gullah/Geechee

While the United Nations Climate Action Summit served to be a series of speeches which spoke of plans and not concrete outcomes of actions taken to combat climate change, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) joined the thousands of people around the world that stood firm on actual action steps.

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#GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation Week Supported by US Majority Whip Congressman Clyburn

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Congressman Clyburn have worked together on several successful initiatives including getting the United States Congressional Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act passed!

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Williamsburg County Proclaims Its 1st Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!

The African ancestors of the Gullah/Geechee of the Pee Dee like Cato and Gullah Jack were warriors that fought back and it is a blessing to find folks still in Williamsburg County fighting to hold onto land and to our cultural heritage. The pride showed as the entire county council stood up together to take the photo with me as they proclaimed the first “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” in their county.

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Bluffton Proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019

Tune in to Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) takes us on a journey to that historic site, the Garvin-Garvey House, and to the new Bluffton County Council Chambers as Bluffton proclaims Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019.

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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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Sustaining a Nation by Queen Quet @GullahGeechee

When I started out doing this work over almost 4 decades ago, no one else used the term “Gullah/Geechee” and now it is a hashtag unto itself.  I was led to put the two words together in order to unify my people who had been separated by those that truly sought to destroy our spirits and exploit our abilities in the process.  The fortunate reality is that there are people around the world that now know of the existence of #GullahGeechee history, heritage, and culture.  However, the unfortunate thing is that due to the saturation of the entertainment and tourist markets with storytelling and misleading representations via museums, replicated sites, non-Gullah/Geechee operated events, tourism agencies, and now even museums that seek to exploit grant money, the work that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are doing has become that much more difficult.

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