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Queen Quet on the Survival of Sea Island Wisdom

This week we are honored to be in dialogue with Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, who is striving for justice on the front lines of the most pressing Anthropocentric intersections: climate change, resource extraction, corrupt and negligent government bodies, land theft, encroaching development and exploitative tourism.

Taking on Indigenous sovereignty, land rights, and climate change resiliency plans, Queen Quet is a warrior of justice for not only her peoples, but all of humanity.

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Gullah/Geechee: Heirs to Heirlooms

Many Gullah/Geechee heirs lost the value of their inheritance and their heirlooms over the generations because they truly were unaware of the value that lies therein.  They didn’t realize that land was not a burden because you had to pay taxes for it.  It is actually one of the greatest assets that one can possess.  An asset greater than that our ancestors had even during their enslavement on these lands that are now the Gullah/Geechee Nation is vision. 

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Contributing to the #GullahGeechee Culture for the Future

The achieving of the fundraising goals for these projects will assist the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with continuing the daily work that is done.  This work exemplifies the Black Philanthropy Month theme for 2018 “For the Culture For the Future.”

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“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” Focuses on the Gullah/Geechee

“Protect: Coastlines, Guns and Women in the Low Country” is a pilot episode of a series which highlights stories in local communities around issues of sustainability. These features are produced using film, photography and editorials to examine the challenges around meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the U.S. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation is engaged with other nations of the world in insuring that the SDGs are accomplished.

Two Lane Films decided to interview Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and other areas of coastal Georgia regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. 

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Celebrates 20 Years with #GullahGeechee2020!

To celebrate 20 years at the premiere advocacy organization for Gullah/Geechee people worldwide, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will host twenty different events as a part of #GullahGeechee2020. These events will also be part of their continued celebration and commemoration of the International Decade of People of African Descent.

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Fighting for Gullah/Geechee Land!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has spent twenty years engaged in the battles to protect Gullah/Geechee land ownership and human rights. They have successfully gotten new zoning laws passed that protect Gullah/Geechee culture and assist Gullah/Geechee families with retaining their land ownership. They have successfully worked on laws to benefit heirs property owners. They have won legal cases that returned sacred grounds back over to Gullah/Geechee families and also prevented Gullah/Geechee towns from being destroyed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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Queen Quet Gwine Bak Daufuskie pun Gullah/Geechee TV!

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returned to Daufuskie Island, SC to interview Michael Bedenbaugh of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation about the restoration of homes in the Gullah/Geechee Nation for the Gullah/Geechee families of the island.

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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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Bringing Gullah/Geechee to NYC: Award Winning Artists Queen Quet & Brian Strong Wind Williams

Two award winning artists with Carolina roots will come together on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Brooklyn for “De Wata Bring We: An Afternoon of Gullah/Geechee at Adriala Gallery.” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation returns to New York City by popular demand as she makes this her second stop in the northeast on the “Gullah/ …

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De Wata Bring We: An Afternoon of Gullah/Geechee at Adriala Gallery

Cum fa Jayn  Queen Quet  Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation in Brooklyn, NY for a histo-musical presentation of the Gullah/Geechee story at the Adriala Gallery. Queen Quet will also do a book, CD, and DVD signing after her presentation linking the Photohealing Art of Brian “Strong Wind” Williams to the journey of the African ancestors …

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