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04 March 2016. Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana.
Vanishing land. First climate refugees in the USA. Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians.
Looking from the back porch of Wenceslaus Billiot's house. 'It used to be all you could see was trees and woods,' said Wenceslaus, father of deputy chief Boyo Billiot. The proud WW2 veteran and tribal elder may be forced to leave the home he has known all his life. The tribe has recently been awarded $52 million to resettle on higher ground as more and more of their land is consumed by erosion from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Isle de Jean Charles louisiana america americana usa Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians climate refugees vanishing land environment environmental disaster catastrophe move flee leave surrender land water rising sea levels rising tide high water flood flooding inundated unprotected flushed out washed away disappearing way of life extinction extinct end of an era resettle resettlement refugees HUD grant millions Chief Albert Naquin tribal elder wenceslaus billiot
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