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In first, Native American tribe displaced by sea gets land to relocate
by Sebastien Malo
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10 January 2019
On 10 January 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported:
A small Native American tribe in Louisiana whose land has nearly vanished into the sea has moved a step closer to relocating its community further inland after authorities acquired new land for the move, part of a first-of-its-kind project. Pat Forbes, an official with the state of Louisiana, which handled the purchase, said he hoped this first attempt in U.S. history to move an entire community losing its home to water would serve as a blueprint for generations to come.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of government and culture, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
The new site, acquired for nearly $12 million, was chosen because its bayou and wetland would help keep alive the community's historical ties to water and fishing tradition, Forbes said.
A U.S. Geological Survey study says southeast Louisiana is losing wetlands at the rate of a football field an hour.
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The loss of southeast Louisiana wetlands at the rate of a football field an hour is considered a 'flop', and not a 'positive trend'.
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