Plenty in the Gulf

Since hurricane Katrina and the failed levees devastated New Orleans at the end of August, 2005, Plenty has been working along the Gulf Coast to help residents recover their homes Most recently we have been helping members of the native Choctaw-Biloxi-Chitimacha communities in the Bayou region southwest of New Orleans in Pointe-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles. Here is an interview with an elder living on Isle de Jean Charles, Wenceslaus Billiot, who grew up on the Isle and remembers when the Isle was covered in trees and was protected by barrier islands and wetlands before the intrusion of the big oil companies in the 1960s and 1970s.[wpvideo ebZVqLcL]