Tag Archives: waterways
Queen Quet and @GullahGeechee 2020 Headlines
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.GullahGeechee.net) celebrated 20 years as the Head of State, Queen Mother, and spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees during 2020. In spite of the pandemic, she continued to lead the nation and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition in insuring the protection of the rights of her people. As a result, numerous news outlets captured the successful engagements that took place.
Improving the Waters Surrounding Edisto Island, SC @GullahGeechee
The Edisto Island, SC community in the Gullah/Geechee Nation relies upon its surrounding waterways for everything from food to recreation to employment, and Clemson University is looking for local knowledge about the best ways to protect them.
#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
Saving the Sea and the Sea Islands
As World Oceans Day 2019 approaches, we pray that the tide of continued support against seismic gun testing and offshore drilling continues to rise higher and flood out this issue permanently.
#GullahGeechee #Culture4Climate #ProtectOurCoast #SaveOurOcean #StoptheDrill
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org until February 7th.
A St. Helena Gullah/Geechee Gal Still Sailing
I thought of how the birth of the first African children in North America is said to have been from the Africans that were part of some of these early explorations to my home island that is embossed with the name Saint Helena to this day. These births are said to have taken place before the settlements in Virginia and other places. These and the Africans that were aboard many vessels of exploration during the time period that this galleon sailed are mostly faded away as if washed over by the salty waters of the ocean over all these years. Many of their stories like our ancestors bones have been buried in the waters of the Middle Passage.
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.
Rest or Run? Discussing Rising Seas and Relocation with the Gullah/Geechee Nation
The word “retreat” immediately invokes images of relaxation for me and many in the Gullah/Geechee Nation since people come by the tens of thousands to our homeland for just that. The fact that they have has led to the displacement of our people for those that want this to be their final place of retreat and relaxation for numerous reason. However, in this discussion that I was now being engaged, this word meant the other meaning that is not a part of my standard vocabulary-to run!