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Gullah/Geechee: Living Resilience and Cultural Sustainability

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returned to the University of Florida as one of the stops on the “Healin’ de Land World Tour.” She was afforded the honor to be a “Dean’s Scholar” and she provided the keynote address, “Gullah/Geechee: Living Resilience and Cultural Sustainability.” Tune een fa yeddi disya frum Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV).

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Cum jayn Queen Quet at Sustain Fest at CofC @GullahGeechee

Join us as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Germaine Jenkins of Future Farms keynote at the College of Charleston for the Sustain Fest!

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Sustaining a Nation by Queen Quet @GullahGeechee

When I started out doing this work over almost 4 decades ago, no one else used the term “Gullah/Geechee” and now it is a hashtag unto itself.  I was led to put the two words together in order to unify my people who had been separated by those that truly sought to destroy our spirits and exploit our abilities in the process.  The fortunate reality is that there are people around the world that now know of the existence of #GullahGeechee history, heritage, and culture.  However, the unfortunate thing is that due to the saturation of the entertainment and tourist markets with storytelling and misleading representations via museums, replicated sites, non-Gullah/Geechee operated events, tourism agencies, and now even museums that seek to exploit grant money, the work that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and the leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are doing has become that much more difficult.

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Gullah/Geechee Culture and Sustainability Connects to the Global Community by Queen Quet

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “Development is only viable if culturally and environmentally sustainable” were the words stated by the Minister of Culture of Paraguay, Mabel Causarano at the United Nations.  As soon as I heard these words, I knew that it was Divine Order that this would be the day of …

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Speaks on Food Security & Traditional Knowledge

Green C of C, a student organization at the College of Charleston that is focused on environmental sustainability issues invited Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to provide their keynote address for “Food Day” activities in 2012. Tune in to Queen Quet’s lecture and the question and answer period that followed the presentation here: …

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Gullah/Geechee an de Environmental Movement-Balancing the Blessed

The Gullah/Geechee Nation exists from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.  Within the boundaries of the Nation are the Sea Islands which are barriers islands that buffer the mainland of the United States from many of the hurricanes, floods, and even some of the rapid erosion that has increased due to climate change issues and overbuilding …

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