Seminole Activist Worries About Threat of Rising Seas to Her Native Land


The eighteen. Hundreds the us army forcibly moved the majority of florida's seminal indians to oklahoma but a few hundred avoided capture and remained deep in the wetlands and wilderness of south florida. Today their descendants are federally recognized as the seminole tribe of florida. We're still known as the uncomforter- tribe because we never signed treaty with the us back then but eighteen year old. Val holly frank where he's climate change could finally push them out. She's concerned about increasingly dangerous. Storms and how sea level rise will affect big cypress reservation where she lived as a young child she's has salt water creeping inland from the ocean threatens wildlife and water supplies there. She says maintaining their communities and ceremonial grounds is very important to the tribe because historically atlanta is where simos originally survived. Frank is one of eight news plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of florida. The suit aims to hold the government accountable for its contribution to climate change and force the state to take action to limit future warming. She says it's time for the government to take steps to preserve her communities past and ensure its

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