The Impacts of Coastal Erosion on Tribal Cultural Heritage

29 Forum J. 58 (2015)

10 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2016 Last revised: 27 Aug 2017

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Patty Ferguson-Bohnee

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Tribes in south Louisiana live in the fastest eroding basin in the country. As a result, they are suffering unprecedented loss from coastal erosion, subsidence and sea level rise. Parts of their aboriginal homelands are already submerged, and projections estimate that some communities will disappear within the next 50 years. The article discusses the challenges faced by these indigenous communities to preserve their communities and cultural heritage.

Keywords: Climate, Cultural Heritage, Indigenous

Suggested Citation

Ferguson-Bohnee, Patty, The Impacts of Coastal Erosion on Tribal Cultural Heritage (2015). 29 Forum J. 58 (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2742326

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

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