Tag Archives: ocean

Jayn de @GullahGeechee fa Capitol Hill Ocean Week!

The CHOW 2021 conference will take place virtually from June 8th to 10th.  CHOW 2021 will examine how exclusionary practices and systemic racism impact conservation, science, and policy; and how strengthening diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice will improve the sustainability of our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The CHOW 2021 program will explore the intersection of people and the environment and how we ensure that all communities have equal access to opportunities to maintain a healthy environment to live, learn, and work. The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is proud to be a sponsor/partner of CHOW 2021, and we’re excited to be part of this opportunity to build a more racially equitable and just movement for our ocean and Great Lakes.  www.CapitolHillOceanWeek.org

Continue reading

Gullah/Geechee Nation and Ocean-Climate Leaders Joint Statement Issued During U.S. #ClimateActionWeek

The Gullah/Geechee Nation and United States national, state, tribal and municipal governments increasingly recognize the important relationship between climate and ocean change.  The ocean has absorbed large amounts of carbon dioxide and excess heat from fossil fuel combustion, making our ocean warmer, more acidified, more stratified and oxygen depleted. From oyster die-offs and coral reef bleaching to marine heat waves and harmful algal blooms, coastal communities in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, United States and around the world are feeling the effects on fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, and marine ecosystems that are important for sustaining jobs, coastal economies and cultures, indigenous ways of life, and feeding people.

Setting and achieving ambitious emission targets is the most important step in turning the tide of climate impacts on our ocean. And we know the ocean and ocean-based sectors can play a role.

Continue reading

Queen Quet @GullahGeechee Oceana Ocean Steward Spotlight

Join @OceanSouthCarolina on Facebook on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 6 pm for an Ocean Steward Spotlight with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com). Learn about her work to protect coastal communities and oceans in the Lowcountry and beyond.
#OceanStewardSpotlight

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Hunnuh Know E Shark Week!

Hunnuh chillun, e da shark week! Look ya! Ain fa hunnuh chillun gwine fa git shark stake. E fa hep we fa mek sho e ain da gwine extinct! Yes, believe it or not, in spite of the fact that native Gullah/Geechees would prefer to bite sharks than to be bitten by sharks, sharks are a threatened species in our waters.

Continue reading

A World Oceans Month 2020 Reflection on the Flow of Justice

The more that people tune their spirits into this global moment of truth that we are in, they can come together in their cultural communities and be empowered.  This power will then strike the shorelines around the globe well beyond World Oceans Month and maybe we can all breathe it in then pause and give thanks for the water bringing us all back into balance and healing us as Mother Earth heals herself.  While she does, I pray that justice continues to flow.

Continue reading

No Oil Drilling Off the #GullahGeechee Coast!

It is for the future generations of the Gullah/Geechee Nation that I rise daily to do the work that GOD has charged me to do even when there are times when there may be only one Gullah/Geechee voice in the room that I am headed to. If I am that one Gullah/Geechee I know that the past generations want me to speak. I know that I would have done my mother a disservice if I didn’t continue to go to these meetings and protests even when she could not come along. I know that we all will do Mother Earth a disservice if we do not begin to take care of her as she feeds us. We are not going to eat the money when we cannot get seafood from our waterways or vegetation from the land. So, like mama said, some things you need to “leave alone!” However, standing for our rights is not one of the things that I will leave alone!

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: