Archive for December, 2013

AASLH Dispatch January 2014

December 31, 2013

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Nia! Purpose, Protocols and Responsibility of the Gullah/Geechee & African Diasporic Community

December 31, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) was joined in a historic discussion with Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe of Oyotunji African Village, Kemetic Priest Kwame Sha, and Chief Nii Arde Anun 1 who is Noa-Mantse of Kokrobite, Lungba, and Touba in Ghana, West Africa in regard to Nia.   This African Wisdom Circle dialogue centered on the true meaning behind living the Nguzo Saba principle of Nia which means “to make our collective vocation of building, developing, maintaining, and defending our national community, it’s culture and history in order to regain our historical initiative and greatness as a people.”

Vocation is defined in the western world as “a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation” and “develop” is defined as “grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate.”…

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De Gullah/Geechee Rural Ooman

December 19, 2013

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by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

Since October 2008, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of the Rural Woman annually. This year, I had the opportunity to celebrate this date with a broadcast on “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” entitled “Gullah/Geechee Rural Ooman Feedin de Famlee” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2013/10/21/gullahgeechee-rural-ooman-feedin-de-famlee).

Each year the day is to acknowledge “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”  So, as I pondered this, I could continuously see my mother and I and other women that I grew up around and with on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation out in the fields and working on the farm.  I could also see women casting nets on low tide in the creeks.  As I pondered the images that came to…

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US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in the Gullah/Geechee Great Outdoors

December 19, 2013

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by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

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The story of my life has been filled with sudden emails and sudden telephone calls telling me that someone on the Hill wanted to dialogue with me in person.  So, I would leave the Lowcountry of the Sea Islands to make my way northward and climb the Hill.  The Presidential invitation to the “America’s Great Outdoors Conference,” “White House Conference on Conservation,” and the US Department of the Interior’s invitation to “America’s Summit on National Parks” were no different.  Within each of these arenas, I met people that had a passion for the outdoors and for getting the lands protected so that people could visit these outdoor places and embrace the health benefits of doing so.  Resonating in their many speeches and roundtable discussions was the concept of going “back to the land.”  Yet, I climbed the Hill to…

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition Celebrates 17 Years!

December 19, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

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The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition which was founded by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation                          (www.QueenQuet.com) will celebrate 17 years of leading the fight for the land and human rights of Gullah/Geechees worldwide on December 21, 2013. In celebration of this landmark, Queen Quet will host a special broadcast of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7 pm EST and would like for you to tune in from anywhere in the world by clicking:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2013/12/17/gullahgeechee-sea-island-coalition-celebrates-17-years

Please share the link via your social networks and invite others to tune into the broadcast.

Prior to the broadcast or during the broadcast, please donate to the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy” fundraiser at http://fnd.us/c/07Wl6 in order to help the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) reach the online fundraising goal for 2013. Donations can also…

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