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Queen’s Chronicle: Journey to the Land of Queens and Pharaohs Part 3

Life isn’t the first thing that most people think of when looking at the treasures that have been removed from the pyramids including the sarcophaguses that allowed you to look at the elaborate facial features of the African people that gave us science that is still being examined to this day. Yet, life is all around in the large families that are so loved here not unlike in my own land, the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Amongst the World Leaders at UN COP 27 in Egypt

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and the Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has presented at several United Nations Council of Parties (UN COP) events since the first one that she attended in Marrakesh, Morocco. She made it back to Africa again this year to be one of the world leaders focused on climate action and will present several times in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.

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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month 2022

For those that are intrigued by the traditions of native Gullah/Geechees, there are two major times of year that folks should engage in the events and postings of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” takes place from the final Saturday in July until the first Sunday in August annually and “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” which is October. A series of events hosted by native Gullah/Geechees takes place throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL are held annually. The celebrations combines online posting via http://www.Facebook.com/GullahGeecheeWEBE, @GullahGeechee on IG and Twitter, @GullahGeecheeNation on TikTok and releases of new programming on http://www.GullahGeechee.tv and Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio with live in person events.

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Girlfriends are Mahogany Blessings to the Gullah/Geechee Nation

As my appreciation for mahogany grew, I never thought that it would cause me to truly find its meaning amongst the trees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation as I sat in a circle of women that would strengthen one another as the ancestors encircled us in GODly energy that protected us. Mahogany was what brought us together to honor the healing energy that enters the souls of those that are truly open to it as they traverse Sea Island soil with those of us whose roots are inextricably tied to this land. That healing energy brought about love, laughter, clarity and “Girlfriendship.”

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Queen’s Chronicle: Black Legacy Journey Part 2-Gullah/Geechee in Tennessee

I was barely in my seat when I saw the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida on the screen. I knew in that moment that this being a destination that I was determined to get to was not for naught. I felt immersed in the bush arbor once again. I refrained from clapping as much as I wanted to. I wanted to break out into a shout in this moment that was filled with peace.

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Gullah/Geechee & the EPA: Cultural Collaboration & Environmental Restoration

St. Helena Island is one of the many Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and is home to numerous sacred and historical sites that the community wants to protect from sea level rise. The health of the environment is critical given that Gullah/Geechee culture is inextricably tied to the land. Therefore, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition are encouraging people to come out and be a part of the workshop. They look forward to owners of properties that have such tanks attending so that they can help them get the tanks removed at no cost via this collaboration. In order to obtain more information or to register in advance, email GullGeeCo@aol.com.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2022

From North Carolina’s Town of Leland down to Jacksonville, Florida, the coastal counties and numerous townships in the Gullah/Geechee Nation have proclaimed July 30-August 6, 2022 as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week.” This marks the 10th anniversary of the Gullah/Geechee Nation wide celebration of authentic Gullah/Geechee culture. The week launches on historic St. Helena Island, SC at the St. Helena Park at Noon on Saturday, July 30th with “Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day

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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.”

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Queen’s Chronicles: Stayed on Freedom-22 Years of Gullah/Geechee Self-Determination

The power of Gullah/Geechee unity is rejuvenating while the consistent packaging our culture for the use of tourists vexes the soul and almost boggles the mind. I state “almost” because as a scholar of history, I am well aware that at every stage of Black advancement, there have been those that never wanted freedom because it is isn’t free. Freedom requires constant due diligence, consistency and sacrifice. The cost that this totals for Gullah/Geechee has been over 4 decades of my life which includes 25 years of actually awakening every day to seek out more knowledge about my people, our land and then to invest in protecting them both.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival™ 2022

Jayn we fa de 2022 Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival een Bluffton, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation August 6th! http://www.GullahGeechee.info

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