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Celebrating World Oceans and Environment Days @GullahGeechee: Reflecting Upon the Sea

I breathed in with the power of my ancestors who had no one protest the abuses that they suffered as they worked this land. I looked out over the water back toward the Motherland and I thought of how the ocean continues to link us back there and to others around the world. I paused and wondered how we’ll celebrate together “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean” in the midst of all the other things going on. I thought of how we can simply find a way to sustain Gullah/Geechee life in an environment that seeks to stop Black folks from breathing at all much less breathing in the healing air of a clean environment.

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World Oceans Day de Gullah/Geechee Way

The women in the Gullah/Geechee Nation have long appreciated the ocean and the other waterways as spiritual areas and recognize their sacredness. They have led numerous activities such as numerous libation ceremonies, the Gullah/Geechee Reunion and Worship by the Sea sponsored the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida held at the ocean over the past two decades. They continue to be active in the work of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association and the work to #SaveOurOcean and #ProtectOurCoast along with a plethora of global partners. They stand as a true example that #TogetherWeCan face the numerous challenges that are plaguing and polluting our ocean.

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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

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Queen’s Chronicles: Tek Me ta de Wata

hunnuh chillun, tek a song een hunnuh haat and cum ta de Gullah/Geechee Nation shoreline wid me.

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Learning and Celebrating the Sea @GullahGeechee

My spirit gets dehydrated at times no matter where I am and the ocean or at least a body of water seems to call me to it. When I get to the water, the dehydration is quenched. This week is a critical time for carefully going to the water since June 8th is World Oceans Day, this is Rip Current Awareness Week, and this is US Fishing Week.

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