In the front line of Louisiana coastal erosion struggle, a native American community who fished , hunt , trapped and farmed the land for decades is now facing the loss of it's lands. The loss caused due to a combination of rising sea levels, oil exploration and devastating hurricanes. In the 1950's there were more than 80 families on Isle de Jean Charles but today there are only 20-30 families left. "things don't look the same like they did when I was a kid. We used to play behind the house, it was all land . but know we can only swim there". says Mel Guidery born and raised in Pointe Aux Chenne while standing on a levee that protects his property from flooding.

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