As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future

As Gulf swallows Louisiana island, displaced tribe fears the future

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Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Photo source: ©© Maitri

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It’s all but assumed Isle de Jean Charles will one day disappear beneath the waves…

Read Full Article; MSN (02-27-2020)

Resettling the First American Climate Refugees – Louisiana; The New York Times (05-03-2016)
The Isle de Jean Charles resettlement plan is one of the first programs of its kind in the world, a test of how to respond to climate change in the most dramatic circumstances without tearing communities apart. Under the terms of the federal grant, the island’s residents are to be resettled to drier land and a community that as of now does not exist. All funds have to be spent by 2022…

The First Official Climate Refugees in the U.S. Race Against Time; National Geographic (05-27-2016)

Moving to Higher Ground (After 12,000 years), A Video from Great Big Story (03-11-2016)
The Quinault Indian Nation has lived in what is now Washington State for thousands of years. But, it’s time to move. The tribe lives on the coast, and climate change has caused sea levels to rise and endanger the village. As the tribe moves to higher ground, it’s bittersweet, since a new home also means moving off sacred ground…

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