Culture & Places News: Oil Spill Threatens Native American "Water" Village
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© 2010 National Geographic; videographer and field producer: Fritz Faerber
Oil Spill Threatens Native American "Water" Village
June 8, 2010--The town of Grand Bayou, Louisiana, has no streets and no cars, just water and boats. And now the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens the very existence of the Atakapa-Ishak Indians who live there. "We're facing the potential for cultural genocide," says one tribe member.