Rising Tides Lifting the Boats and the Cultural Heritage of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

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

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and a Founding Member and Secretary of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association stands amidst the exposed roots of a tree on Hunting Island just a few feet from the marsh to show the effects of climate change on the Gullah/Geechee Nation's coast. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and a Founding Member and Secretary of the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association stands amidst the exposed roots of a tree on Hunting Island just a few feet from the marsh to show the effects of climate change on the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast.

I have often heard the adage, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Since I da an island ooman, this resonates with me each time that it is stated.  As I look at the waves of emails that I am receiving regarding the latest issue of destructionment coming to the Gullah/Geechee coast-seeking to find oil, the discovery of more examples of environmental injustice via brownsfields within our boundaries which have poisoned many of the people in the urban communities and waterways of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and I engage with…

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