Archive for June, 2012

June 25, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation continues to be a champion for the Sea Island environment and the continuation of the traditions on the Gullah/Geechee coastline.  Her efforts have led to her being selected as a “Traditional Knowledge Scholarship” recipient for the 2012 National Marine Educators Association.  Queen Quet was also selected as a presenter for this year’s conference which is being held in Anchorage, Alaska.

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The poster presentation is about Queen Quet’s TogetherGreen Fellowship project with Toyota & Audubon entitled, “Gullah/Geechee SEA and ME.”  The poster will become a permanent panel of the travel exhibits available from the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.   “Me hafa hab a lil bit a we sea wheba mi gwine be.” says Queen Quet.

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June 22, 2012

Read “Queen’s Chronlcles” from Queen Quet’s recent journey to Puerto Rico in search of the African connections there.

Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation takes viewers to the island of Puerto Rico in search of the history of the African presence during the 98th episode of “Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet.”  Queen Quet takes viewers to San Juan and Old San Juan to seek the historical connections to Mother Africa and the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

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Queen’s Chronicles: Journey to the Island of Puerto Rico

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

©2012 All Rights Reserved.

As I continue my “Gullah/Geechee Gold Souls World Tour,” not only do I seek to share my story and that of my people of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, I seek the linkages with other people of the world.  More oft than not, the most immediate connections are with those of the islands of the world.  So, I decided to take a journey to the island of Puerto Rico this…

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June 19, 2012

Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Gullah/Geechee Nation exists from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.  Within the boundaries of the Nation are the Sea Islands which are barriers islands that buffer the mainland of the United States from many of the hurricanes, floods, and even some of the rapid erosion that has increased due to climate change issues and overbuilding in this critically sensitive area.   In spite of this, Gullah/Geechees are not often thought of as those involved in the environmental movement.  So, on this episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim RadioQueen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com), who is the host of this weekly broadcast sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, (www.gullahgeechee.net) discusses several things that the Gullah/Geechee Nation is currently involved in through partners of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition including:

Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development http://www.uncsd2012.org/

America’s Great…

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More Preservation Training Opportunities

June 12, 2012

Connecting to Collections 2 has two preservation/historical training opportunities this week.  Free webinars: Preservation of Plastic; Crowdsourcing.  Visit  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=00cbcc194404641e545c4b972&id=f7482de6f3&e=b159334246 for details.

Hurricane Season is here. R U Ready?

June 10, 2012

Yet another hurricane season has arrived.  Register for a free course to learn how your institution fits into existing emergency response protocols. A list is available here.