Tag Archives: St. Helena Island

Protecting Gullah/Geechee Sacred Grounds

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is seeing an onslaught of disrespect to sacred grounds from the Carolinas to Florida as newcomers seek to build along waterways and in historic areas. As a result, native Gullah/Geechees are coming together to call on the world to stand with us to protect these sacred areas and to honor the ancestors and family that have been resting in these sacred spaces.

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De Gullah/Geechee pun St. Helena Island via SaintHelenaGullahGeechee.com

“Disya da St. Helena” gwine bring hunnuh chillun riycha fa see who webe pun historic St. Helena Island, SC een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. It is truly a blessing to be able to assist people with a virtual visit through ourstory of historic St. Helena Island, South Carolina where I was homegrown in my Gullah/Geechee culture. • Queen Quet

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Zooming in on the Gullah/Geechee Story of St. Helena Island, SC

Tune in for the 27th episode of Zooming in on Sustainability” featuring University of Minnesota professors, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Dr. Kate Derickson. They unveil the St. Helena Island story map that the students in the “WEBE Gullah/Geechee” course created. Cum fa tek disya historic journee ta an Islandt wha trulee authentically Gullah/Geechee Wednesday, December 9th at shree.

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Gullah/Geechee Gwine On! Don’t Miss #GullahGeechee2020 March Events!

Mek sho fa jayn de Gullah/Geechee Famlee een March! #GullahGeechee2020

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Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association Files a Motion Against Bay Point Destructionment

The Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association seeks to intervene in the appeal related to a developer’s plans to build a so-called “eco-resort” on Bay Point Island, a pristine and untouched barrier island at the mouth of Port Royal Sound. The Motion to Intervene was filed Wednesday by Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank members of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association.

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Penn Center Heritage Days Supported by the #GullahGeechee Community

I expected to travel to Hilton Head to celebrate with the Bluffton-Hilton Head MLK Observance Committee and the Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “2nd Annual Black Excellence Ball” and embrace Dr. Amir Jamal Toure for receiving the “Social Justice Award” and Mr. Thomas Barnwell, who is a former board member for Penn Center, Inc., for receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” I did not expect to not only receive my award, but also to scream at the top of my lungs when the “Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration” won the “Best Community Event Award.”

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20 Years as Queen: Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Reflects on Queen Quet

On April 1, 1999, Marquetta L. Goodwine whose roots stem from St. Helena, Polowana, and Dataw Islands in Beaufort County, SC sat down before the world in Genéva, Switzerland. She became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She had no idea that when the clock on the wall stopped at zero that a clock that would be ticking to alter the trajectory of her life would begin running. She has been running in syncopation with it ever since.

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Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Black History

The schedule of “#GullahGeechee2020: Seein Gullah/Geechee Culcha Clearly” events launches with the celebration of Black History Month.

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Celebrations of Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage and Continuation

“Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” was filled with inspirational and educational events and activities.   The citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation never restrict the celebration of who they are to one month.  Instead, they celebrate the continuation of their cultural heritage all year long.  To that end, the month of November is filled with celebrations of this rich cultural legacy.

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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

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