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Isle De Jean Charles (2022)

La Veillée



Genre: French, Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Isle de Jean Charles, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-10-06

Duration: 00:13:00

Subjects: French language | Climate change | COASTAL EROSION | Environment | Native Americans | Jean Charles Choctaw Nation


  • LeBlanc, Drake Host
  • Orgeron, Caitlin Host
  • Lecoq, Christopher Editor
  • Naquin, Pere Roch Interviewee
  • Dupre, Reggie Interviewee
  • Dardar, Donald Interviewee
  • Naquin, J.R. Interviewee
  • Dupre, Nolia Naquin Interviewee
  • Naquin, Albert Interviewee


This episode of the series “La Veillee” from October 6, 2022, features Drake LeBlanc and Caitlin Orgeron of Tele-Louisiane reporting on Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, the home to the French-speaking Jean Charles Choctaw Nation and the first federally funded climate resettlement in the United States. They interview: Pere Roch Naquin, tribe member; Reggie Dupree, the executive director of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District; Donald Dardar of the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe; J.R. Naquin, tribe member; and Nolia Naquin Dupre, tribe member. In the studio, Orgeron interviews Albert Naquin, the chief of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation. He discusses the status of the tribe’s resettlement in Schriever and the future of Isle de Jean Charles.