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Water is Life: Climate Change and Cultural Strife
Prince Goodlove provided an overview of the fighting and civil strife that was taking place in his country and how this has replaced the harmony in Nigeria because the water is gone in several places. The people of the north that no longer have water are now going south and doing hostile takeovers of lands where the water is still flowing. When he used these geographic terminologies, I again could only nod and agree because the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s onslaught that has led to people attempting to occupy the waterfronts and that has contributed to many of the extreme negative impacts on the water quality of our area has come via those from the north coming south as well. As Prince Goodlove said, “Those from the north now come south to take the land that the people of the south need to sustain themselves.” I could barely remain calm.
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition 19 Years Strong!
Queen Quet was given a statement by the ancestors in a vision and this became the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition’s motto which has been incorrectly published as a “Gullah proverb” by many that did not cite Queen Quet for the origin of the quote:
“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.”
However, she has lived these words as she’s worked on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee community for over thirty five years and she continues to stand and lead the efforts to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive and heal the community from the hostility and misrepresentation that they have endured.
Gullah/Geechee Nation Engages in the International Decade of People of African Descent
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) I have had the blessed opportunity to engage in a number of conferences and to do interventions on the international level since 1999 including becoming a part of an NGO with consultative status with the United Nation, the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM). …
Gullah/Geechee Nation Celebrates Human Rights Day 2014! #rights365
“I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account. “ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950 to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the …
Queen Quet Overcoming Gullah/Geechee Destructionment
15 years after becoming the first Gullah/Geechee to speak on behalf of her people before the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Genevé, Switzerland, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has again gained support for her lifetime efforts to keep Gullah/Geechee culture alive. The Highlander Education Center has awarded her the “We Shall Overcome Fund” grant to continue …