Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation writes in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Website:
Since 1999, I have been blessed with the opportunity to walk the halls and contribute to the global dialogues in the United Nations both in Genevé, Switzerland and New York City in the USA. When I became the first Gullah/Geechee to speak in this world arena on behalf of my people, the Gullah/Geechees, it was during a time when very few people around the world seemed to know that we existed much less to know about the human rights abuses that we had to endure. In addition to that, many Gullah/Geechees then and many still do not understand their connection to international law and human rights. They have fought time and time again to have their civil rights protected and to react to local laws that caused their displacement and destructionment, but they did not believe that taking our issues beyond the boarders of America could be done or would be respected, but when the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM) heard of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net) and the work that I had been doing for years to help people become aware of Gullah/Geechees as ONE people that needed to be respected and protected, they offered the opportunity to open the door to the global arena not just for me, but for my people.
My spirit has reach back across the ocean and up the east coast simultaneously to embrace Dr. King who works for ECOSOC at the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland and to Ariana-Leilani. I have called for global prayer warriors to join us in sending positive and healing energy to this young Gullah/Geechee descendant for us to keep her strong and reverse the disease and to get her released from this bondage that she is currently in. We want her to be able to walk out of this place where she is being kept and walk into the arms of her mother and family who will protect her rights as a child.
Because individuals do this, that does not mean that the US government shouldn’t be questioned for why this is being allowed to happen on United States soil while folks are being indoctrinated to believe that these types of stories can only happen in other parts of the world. So, to help further the process of having the US intervene in this situation, please sign the petition to Save Ariana-Leilani:
Read the more at: A Gullah/Geechee Child’s Life at Risk: Saving Ariana-Leilani
- On the Air: The Word of Ariana-Leilani’s Call for Help Is Being Heard (arianaleilani.wordpress.com)
- American Idol Candice Glover’s Gullah roots (thegrio.com)
- Gullah Geechee plan gets Interior Dept. approval (thestate.com)