Click here for “How a coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic,” Southerly, May 2020.
Click here for “As Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Ancestral Village, a Louisiana Tribe Fights to Stay Put,” onEarth, April 2020.
Can Louisiana’s tribes restore their traditional diets as waters rise? Originally published by The Lens and the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Click here for the companion episode of the Southern Foodway Alliance’s Gravy podcast. WHEN THERESA DARDAR WAS GROWING UP in Houma, her mother used to take her to visit relatives in the Pointe-au-Chien Indian […]
The Houma Indians and Cajuns who live in in this South Louisiana fishing village have watched its population drop by more than 50 percent since 1990. Now they’re calling upon their traditional survival skills to help them weather some 21st-century disasters. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar for KRVS, Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Louisiana […]
Members of the Atakapa-Ishak tribe have found a creative use for a high-tech fencing material that has protected soldiers in Iraq and strengthened levees outside New Orleans: They’re building gardens that will keep them fed in the event of a seafood shortage sparked by the BP oil spill. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar […]
The 700-member Pointe-au-Chien indian tribe south of Houma, Louisiana was one of the first communities to take a direct hit from the BP oil spill. For them, the disaster is ongoing—and part of a larger threat to their ancestral home. Produced by Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar for KRVS, Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Louisiana Public […]
Louisiana wetlands are disappearing at a rate of up to 25 square miles per year — and taking centuries-old communities with them. Part 7 of Losing Louisiana, a series originally published in onEarth. ON MY MAP, LAKE CHIEN is tiny, jutting cove-like into the bottom of Louisiana. It looks like the top of a four-tiered snowman, connected […]