Tribal Community in Louisiana Fights to remain in their Homelands Amid the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is threatening the homes, lands, and waterways of the AtakapaIshak/Chawasha Tribal Community of Grand Bayou in Louisiana. However, the community is not looking to relocate, but to protect in place. Since the 1930s, about 2,000 square miles—more than 10 times the land area of sprawling New Orleans—have disappeared from Louisiana’s coastline. Grand Bayou lies outside the protection of the state’s levee system. With the understanding of the risk of sea level rise the people of Grand Bayou are leaning to their self-determination of their future amid the Climate Crisis. Learn more.