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Fighting for Gullah/Geechee Land!

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition has spent twenty years engaged in the battles to protect Gullah/Geechee land ownership and human rights. They have successfully gotten new zoning laws passed that protect Gullah/Geechee culture and assist Gullah/Geechee families with retaining their land ownership. They have successfully worked on laws to benefit heirs property owners. They have won legal cases that returned sacred grounds back over to Gullah/Geechee families and also prevented Gullah/Geechee towns from being destroyed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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Holdin Pun Gullah/Geechee Land-Heirs Property Uniform Partition Act

#4Dennis Movement

This broadcast has opened the eyes of people around the world to the continued destructionment going on throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation which all began with the first gated area on Hilton Head Island and how that has now literally cleared the way to some natives of that island and their family members participating in the exploitation of their own people.

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Land Battles Featured on VICE News

VICE News will be featuring the land battles in the Gullah/Geechee Nation on an upcoming episode to conclude 2015. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation is one of the voices featured in this piece that was shot in South Carolina and in Georgia. Although the site uses the word “vanishing,” the piece will highlight why Gullah/Geechees are fighting back to insure that their culture is continuing!

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