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The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw just received $48 million to move off of their disappearing south Louisiana island. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in January that it had awarded the tribe $48 million to pay for a move, most likely farther north and inland, making them the first community of official climate refugees in the continental (lower 48) United States. The tribe wants to move as a group as they are rightfully concerned that a dispersal of their people would be the end of their tribe.

Continue reading:  Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians become the first official Climate Refugees

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2 thoughts on “Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha Indians become the first official Climate Refugees

  1. Hhmmm, ‘climate refugees’ wonder if Senator James Inhofe is in favor of such wasteful spending, since there is no such thing as climate change. Then again, it is not likely that the oceans will rise sufficiently to threaten Oklahoma. It is just seismic activity from fossil fuel extraction that is the danger there. That’s the same fossil fuel issue contributing to the non-existent climate change.

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