Posts Tagged ‘Living on Earth’
As Living on Earth’s Jeff Young begins the story:
Katrina took their homes. BP’s spill took their jobs. And coastal erosion is taking the very land their ancestors called home for centuries. But the tiny, Native American community of Grand Bayou Village is determined to hang on.
Raymond Reyes tells Young that “I’m 66 years old. Why would I change now? That’s my livelihood so I’m gonna stay here. Yep, that’s all. We got the burial grounds right here, so why move?”
The story features audio, photos and maps. Hearing people’s voices, and the emotion in them, makes it worth a good, long listen.