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Gullah/Geechees Defeat Bay Point Destructioneer!
“The decision to uphold the Beaufort Board of Zoning Appeals’ original decision to deny the building of an exclusive luxury resort on Bay Point is an outstanding way to conclude not only Oceans Month, but to also conclude a month that has been filled with celebrations of freedom for us in the Gullah/Geechee Nation,” said Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “We have continued to fight for our sacred ancestral lands and the waters that surround us because these are the places that have allowed our families to be self-sufficient for generations and we want these places to remain safe and healthy for future generations to do the same.”
Digging Out the Community: Sand Mining in South Carolina
Sand mining has become a major issue on many of the Sea Islands in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and in mainland communities of South Carolina. In order to further educate the public at this topic and the current battle to stop mining from taking place in Daufuskie Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:30 am.
Help de @GullahGeechee Protect Bay Point!
Bay Point will be on the ZBOA agenda. “Zoning Board of Appeals Notice is hereby given that the Beaufort County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM in the Burton Wells Complex, Middleton Recreation Drive.”
Public Concern Focuses on Bay Point @GullahGeechee
The podcast, Public Concern featured a talk about the latest on United States voting with Lynn Teague of League of Women Voters and then turned the focus to a dialogue with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), and Juliana Smith, with South Carolina Coastal Conservation League which is a member of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank. Tune in here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/986605/4854692
St. Helena OPPOSES Bay Point “Six Senses” Resort Destructionment
Gullah/Geechee people have been displaced by resort destructionment time and time again and they are now having to deal with increased erosion and climate change impacts due to these types of places. Bay Point is critical to the ecological balance of the Sea Islands including St. Helena Island. Tune in to hear how the community stood up in OPPOSITION to this proposal. An online petition has garnered support from around the world in OPPOSITION as well: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq
The Grinch Has a Gun! Stopping Seismic Guns in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!
We can’t let the Grinch come to our coast and kill! Stand up with the Gullah/Geechee Nation and #BlocktheBlast and $StoptheDrill!
Coastal Heritage Conference 2017: Sustaining Cultural Heritage as the Climate Changes
The Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank invites you to bring out the family for a day of interactive environmental engagement to protect cultural heritage. Advance registration is required and the event is FREE.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Continues Gullah/Geechee Healing and Continuation
St. Helena Island, SC native Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) celebrated the 17th anniversary of being the first Gullah/Geechee to ever speak before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland on behalf of Gullah/Geechees by continuing to work to keep the culture alive. She and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) which she founded in 1996 in order to insure that Gullah/Geechee traditions and landownership would continue celebrated the conclusion of another successful “Gullah/Geechee Nation Volunteer Month” and invites the community to the landmark St. Helena Branch Library to events for healing the community and continue Gullah/Geechee culture.