In Louisiana, the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw got $45 million in federal money to move their entire community. The rising level of the ocean has swallowed up most of their land. In Alaska, 31 Alaska Native villages also face threats from rising water and land erosion. What does it take to move an entire village? What kind of support do these tribes and their communities need to deal with this kind of forced removal? When a tribe moves, do they lose more than their land?
Chantel Comardelle (Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Choctaw) – member and former resident
Ann Marie Chischilly (Diné) – Executive director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University
Julie Maldonado – director of research for the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network
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