In 2016, the Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement Project made international news when Louisiana won a $92 million federal grant for climate resilience projects. More than half of the funding was allocated to relocate the Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe from its namesake island in South Louisiana. The coastal island of Isle de Jean Charles is eroding dramatically, leaving its remaining residents in peril as climate change quickens sea level rise and intensifies storms that continue to batter its shores. The project was meant to be a road map for coastal communities around the world undertaking managed retreat from climate threats. But irreconcilable differences over the vision for the resettlement community soon emerged between Louisiana’s Office of Community Development and the Tribe, now renamed the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation. This series covers the trajectory of the first federally funded effort to relocate a coastal community already grappling with climate change impacts.