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Gullah/Geechee pun de International Day of de Mudda Language
From April 1, 1999 when I first entered the United Nations to July 2, 2000, native Gullah/Geechees exercised their right to self-determination by doing a one year long election to have me as de Head pun de Bodee of de Gullah/Geechee Nation. I bin too gladdee fa see how e stand by mi and push mi fa gwine on crakin mi teet fa allawe ebeewhey. Yet, in the midst of my numerous journeys around the world to represent my people, I was not made aware that the beginning of International Mother Language Day took place only months after I made world history by sitting in the honored circle of the United Nations and speaking in a language that is not a “major language of the world.” The cheers that I received by doing this made it clear that it was a significant thing that I had been led to do and many told me to never stop. I listened and like the students in Pakistan, I was willing to die for the cause of holding on to a major aspect of my culture in order to honor my ancestors and my elders who were degraded because they were blessed to be bilingual and were strong enough not to assimilate.
Afro-Atlantic Legacies Gullah/Geechee Movie Screening and Discussion
Tune in to this special Black History Month screening and discussion of the documentary, Memorias Afro-Atlanticas which follows the footsteps of the father of Gullah/Geechee linguistics, Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner from the Gullah/Geechee Nation to Brazil. The documentary centers on the continuation of the Afro-spiritual practice of Candomblé . Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is featured in the film and will host the screening and discussion with the filmmakers that made this historic reconnection of the African Diaspora take place. Tune een fa yeddi disya.
Afro-Spirituality-Condomblé,Yoruba, Juju: Lorenzo D. Turner from Brazil to Gullah/Geechee
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will open the Black History Month 2021 celebration on Zooming in on Sustainability by zooming in on Afro-spirituality with a specific focus on the links between Condomblé, Yoruba and Juju.
Zooming in on Cultural Heritage Linguistically @GullahGeechee
Tune in for the 25th episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3 pm as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) talks with Dr. Jessica Berry about the Gullah/Geechee language and sustaining cultural heritage linguistically. They will discuss Dr. Berry’s Gullah/Geechee language journey, career, and book.
Queen’s Chronicle: Gullah/Geechee Linguistic Misrepresentation and Maintaining Indigenous Languages
“As Rita Mae Brown put it ‘Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.’ A Gullah/Geechee proverb says: ‘Ef hunnuh ain kno whey hunnuh dey frum, hunnuh ain gwine kno whey hunnuh gwine.’ ‘Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation’s culture as its language.’
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:
Queen’s Chronicle: #GullahGeechee Nation Appreciation
Disya da de chillun wha da shout wid we fa disya “Celebration of Self-Determination” which is the theme for this year’s “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” When the Gullah/Geechees stood together on Sullivan’s Island to tell people that we stand on our human right to self-determination, this brought about a critical shift in the way the world started to see us. In fact, it started to cause the world to actually see us.
Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes at Lorenzo D. Turner Symposium
The Fourth Annual
Lorenzo Dow Turner Symposium on Gullah/Geechee History and Culture
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine
Queen of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Queen Quet of Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the World Leaders at 1st UN Indigenous Conference
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is on the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.” Today, she is one of the delegates at the United Nations for the first “World Conference of Indigenous People.” Queen Quet not only represents the Gullah/Geechees as their elected leader and spokesperson, she is also a permanent …
Gullah/Geechee: A Timeless Legacy by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (www.gullahgeechee.tv) coverage of the launch of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.” Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) presented “Gullah/Geechee: A Timeless Legacy” at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. This presentation was followed by a Q & A in which Queen Quet was …