SAMAQAN Water Stories (series 2) : The Gulf Story, Part2
Derek Billiot is a Houma Native American and self-described "swamp man" who grew up on these waters and knows them like the back of his hand. During the first few days of the BP oil disaster in April 2010, he stood by, listened and watched daily reports of the attempts to cap the oil leak as his tour operations started shutting down, like all other business in the parish of Plaquemines. When the oil cleanup forces called, he went to work for a "Vessel of Opportunity." His first-hand account on what he witnessed is quite different from what was presented in the mainstream media.