Skip to comments.The Gullah/Geechee Nation
Posted on 05/13/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT by 11th_VA
The Gullah/Geechee Nation exist from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. It encompasses all of the Sea Islands and thirty to thirty-five miles inland to the St. Johns River.
On these islands, people from numerous African ethnic groups linked with indigenous Americans and created the unique Gullah language and traditions from which later came Geechee.
The Gullah/Geechee people have been considered a nation within a nation from the time of chattel enslavement in the United States until they officially became an internationally recognized nation on July 2, 2000. At the time of their declaration as a nation, they confirmed the election of their first head pun de boddee-head of state and official spokesperson and queen mother. They elected Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
To preserve, protect, and promote our history, culture, language, and homeland and to institute and demand official recognition of the governance (minority) rights necessary to accomplish our mission to take care of our community through collective efforts which will provide a healthy environment, care for the well beings of each person, and economic empowerment.
WE will preserve, maintain, and reclaim ALL elements of our homeland which will FOREVER be our base of existence as we carry out these goals. With these goals in mind, Gullah/Geechee people take formal recognition of their nation and their human right to self-determination within the context of their minority governance rights, and thereby, the Gullah/Geechee Nation Wisdom Circle Council of Elders, by its hands, spirit and soul undertakes the task of creating and ratifying the first Constitution of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Queen Quet is the first elected Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation
Maybe white people can start their own tribes too?
so what’s the deal? They want to be treated as if they are an Indian reservation???
That is a massive land grab attempt it sounds like to me.
Can you imagine if some whites did that?
"The secret to happiness is freedom...
And the secret to freedom is courage."
what a bunch of baloney
Africa is that’a way >>>>>>
Their “internationally recognized nation” is just some guys who got together and proclaimed their new nationhood.
No more validity or legality than if you and I were to do the same.
That’s weird, I’ve always been taught that it is unconstitutional to start another “internationally recognized nation” within the sovereign boundaries of the Unites states?
I was even taught that this country once fought a war over that issue.
And yet, here we are...
“Webe Gullah Geechee”?
Well, “Ibe American”...
When I worked at the public broadcasting network here in SC, there would be periodic bouts of lame documentaries and specials about them.
It would be fun to sell flags, coins and stamps though
Here in NJ a group of mulattos (with no Indian DNA) have been trying (unsuccessfully) for years to get federal recognition as an Indian tribe. The NY and NJ governments recognize them (they live along the shared border), but the feds won’t (no ka-ching! for them). These whackos actually have pow-wows, festivals, and such - pure nonsense.
Real native Americans must hate... if we can find them
It looks like Fort Sumter lies within their “homeland”
Here we go again!
I guess they want recognition to open a casino ...
“I guess they want recognition to open a casino ...”
That has been discussed, but they have no land to speak of. More likely they just want the permanent welfare that the federal government currently gives to Native Americans...
I think WeBeCharleston is the capital ... :)
their official religion is Voodoo ....