Honoring Our History. Preserving Our Culture. Protecting Our Future.

 

The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band tribal peoples have been living in our ancestral traditional village of Grand Caillou/Dulac along the Louisiana Gulf Coast for centuries. Our ancestors were primarily of the historical Biloxi, Chitimacha and Choctaw but also Atakapas and Acolapissa Tribes. Sustaining the village was done by trapping, fishing, hunting and farming. Our people still continue to live off the water and the land to the best of their ability today but our tribe is in a serious crisis. The traditions and cultural practices that were handed down by our ancestors is far less sustaining due to drastic environmental changes brought on by oil and gas exploration, erosion, salt water intrusion and climate change. We lose an average of a football field of land every 100 minutes and that means every day is a fight to save our tribe from losing our homelands, our culture and our identity and avoid extinction. Find out how you can help.

All photography provided by Shirell Parfait-Dardar

 

 
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