U. S. to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change
This past weekend, the Trump administration rolled out a plan to relocate three Native American tribes within the US. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) will cost the government $750,000—but it will also cost the tribes $4.5 million. This would be money from the federal government, a tax on the American people, to save the tribes from the effects of climate change.
With the support of the Trump administration, the tribes now have the opportunity to avoid climate change in their homeland. The tribes will be relocated to five areas in the US, most of which are within the coastal areas and low elevations of the southeast. But the tribes have a problem because of the proximity to the sea. When it was hot in July, the heat would cause the land to dry out. This would mean less water on the tilled ground, which would mean decreased crops, such as sugar cane and corn.
The Trump administration has chosen the tribes to move in order to avoid their land being flooded by the sea. But the tribes have already lost millions in revenue due to the fact their lands are being inundated and their children are experiencing extreme climate events. The tribes of the Southeast are now facing the consequences of climate change. The Trump administration is not doing enough to help them with their situation.
The tribes have already faced climate change before. When Hurricane Katrina came through New Orleans in 2005, the tribes were forced to relocate the entire tribe to a different land in Alabama. The tribes moved to a land that was not suited to the conditions of a community of people. It was not a welcoming place for a people to call home.
Even though the US government promised the tribes that they would not have to move from their land, the United States government gave the tribe of the United States of America the largest piece of land in the US. The land that the tribe of the United States of America was able to make use of was not suitable for the conditions of a people of a community.
The US government promised the tribes that they would not have to