Video Duration 03 minutes 22 seconds

Climate change forces indigenous Alaskans to relocate

Why some indigenous Alaskans are fleeing their ancestral land as it crumbles beneath them.

After centuries of living on their ancestral land, rising river levels have forced a group of indigenous Alaskans to abandon their homes.

Climate change has triggered stronger storms causing the land to crumble away.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro travelled to the town of Newtok to learn of the financial and emotional toll of finding a new place to live.