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Coastal erosion is wiping out Isle de Jean Charles. But, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe of Native Americans who live there will remain together.

The “climate refugees” are preparing for an historic relocation.

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Memories and traditions of a self-sufficient culture on Isle de Jean Charles will survive.

Assistant professor Dr. Heather Stone is recording and cataloguing customs and stories to help tribal members retain their identity.

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Isle de Jean Charles residents plan to resettle in a new community, thanks to an almost $50 million federally funded project.

The relocation will be the first in the lower 48 states for a community displaced by environmental factors.

May 17th, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement marked by several milestones

The numbers were telling at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 161st Commencement ceremonies Friday at the... Read More ➝
May 16th, 2019

'Grit' carries first-gen grad from Breaux Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge

Zachary Wells is in an elite group. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette senior is among just 16 percent of... Read More ➝
May 15th, 2019

Graduate student sets his own pace in pursuit of dual master’s degrees

Jacob LeBlanc lives in double-time. At age 19, he shaved a year from a four-year program to complete a bachelor’s... Read More ➝