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#GullahGeechee De Conch Wata Edition

This special edition of the international ezine, De Conch features highlights regarding the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s efforts to protect their waterways as well as details on the coming events. Check it out at https://issuu.com/gullahgeecheenation/docs/de_conch_2019_wata_edition

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Water is Life: Climate Change and Cultural Strife

Prince Goodlove provided an overview of the fighting and civil strife that was taking place in his country and how this has replaced the harmony in Nigeria because the water is gone in several places. The people of the north that no longer have water are now going south and doing hostile takeovers of lands where the water is still flowing. When he used these geographic terminologies, I again could only nod and agree because the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s onslaught that has led to people attempting to occupy the waterfronts and that has contributed to many of the extreme negative impacts on the water quality of our area has come via those from the north coming south as well. As Prince Goodlove said, “Those from the north now come south to take the land that the people of the south need to sustain themselves.” I could barely remain calm.

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The Rivers of Our Gullah/Geechee Fathers and Mothers by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen’s Chronicles: “The Rivers of Our Gullah/Geechee Fathers and Mothers”  by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “Rivers of my fathers would you carry me home?….Please carry me home!” As I listened to Gil Scott-Heron’s soul emitted in the words of “Rivers of My Fathers” over the years, my spirit always came to a …

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De Gullah/Geechee Nation & Environmental Justice

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Approximately 15 years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity of being invited to Atlanta, GA to present on Gullah/Geechee culture and the Sea Islands for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   I had no idea that this multi-million dollar building in the heart of downtown …

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