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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Embarks on World Tour from Queen City to Queen’s Park

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation who was homegrown on historic St. Helena and Polowana Islands, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation has embarked on her annual world tour themed “Healin’ de Land.”

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Leaders CREATE

Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation are now a part of the CREATE Initiative. With the by-line, “Engage to change.” the CREATE Initiative advances research and education at the intersection of water and equity through community engagement, interdisciplinary scholarship, and graduate training.

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Public Hearings and Public Health in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is participating in National Public Health Week along with others throughout the United States April 2-8, 2018.   “Changing Our Future Together” requires an understanding of the various ways that we can support improving public health.  Each day of #NPHW has a different focus ranging from behavioral health and communicable diseases to injury and violence prevention and access to ensuring the right to health care and environmental health.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation has placed emphasis on the latter of the categories for the week given that improving and maintaining environmental health especially of the waterways.  Water quality, seafood safety and human health are the central focus of the work of the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank.  This is a priority because without a healthy Gullah/Geechee Nation environment, the citizens will not be healthy.

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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Stands for the Ocean at the United Nations

The United Nations will bring together heads of states, government officials and other high level delegates, representatives from civil society organizations, the business community, intergovernmental and UN agencies as well as renowned personalities, and other ocean & marine life advocates at the Ocean Conference on 5 to 9 June to spur action to improve the state of the world’s oceans. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) will be one of the world leaders present at the event.

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Oppose More Private Docks in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management responded to numerous letters requesting a public hearing regarding the request of Charles F. Harris to obtain a private dock on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation near Fort Fremont Historic Site. This request referenced by OCRM-16-354-G was opposed by all that attended the public hearing at the St. Helena Branch Library on January 24, 2017. Public comment letters can still be sent in to add to this opposition to Geordy Madlinger at madlingj@dhec.sc.gov until February 7th.

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Gullah/Geechee Leaders Join Activist Actors on Capitol Hill

Ted Danson, Kate Walsh and Sam Waterston have joined coastal leaders including Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) in Washington, D.C. to urge President Obama to abandon his plan to open the Atlantic Ocean to industrial offshore drilling for the first time in U.S. history.

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Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival 2014!

Gullah/Geechee Heritage and Cultural Continuation at Gullah/Geechee Seafood Celebration! As the Gullah/Geechee Nation concludes the commemoration of “Middle Passage Month,” the leaders now prepare for a month of celebration.  October marks the second “Gullah/Geechee Heritage Awareness Month.”  As the Gullah/Geechee proverbs states, “De Wata Bring We,” so what greater way to celebrate the living traditions of …

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Cultural Competency in the Midst of Environmental Injustice and Environmental Racism

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) Since its inception in 1996, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) has focused on numerous environmental protection and restoration issues along the Intercoastal Waterway of the Sea Islands and Lowcountry that comprise the Gullah/Geechee Nation.   Whether on a local, state, or federal level, we have witnessed …

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