Louisiana tribe, battered by storms, may move
The leader of a Louisiana tribe whose homeland has been battered by hurricanes and affected by oil and gas development is seeking to relocate his people.

Chief Albert Naquin of the Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogees hopes the tribe can use federal funds to move from Isle de Jean Charles. Only about two dozen families remain on the island.

Naquin said he has been working with a developer to move tribal families further inland. New homes would cost $12 million, he said.

The tribe is not federally recognized.

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Isle de Jean Charles tribe pursues relocating from island (The Houma Courier 9/23)
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