DIANA JOINS NEIL YOUNG FOR BENEFIT SHOWS IN CANADA TO SUPPORT ATHABASCA CHIPEWYAN FIRST NATION LEGAL DEFENSE | News


9th December 2013

“HONOR THE TREATIES” SHOWS TO TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY WITH SPECIAL GUEST, DIANA KRALL

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW, DECEMBER 10TH

Neil Young has announced that he will perform four benefit shows in his native Canada to raise money for theAthabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund. The “Honor The Treaties” Concert dates are listed below.  Very Special Guest, Diana Krall will also perform on each of the dates. Tickets will go on sale on tomorrow, Tuesday December 10th.  

 

Sun         Jan 12     Toronto                  Massey Hall
Thur        Jan 16     Winnipeg               Centennial Concert Hall
Fri           Jan 17     Regina                    Conexus Arts Centre
Sun         Jan 19     Calgary                   Jack Singer Concert Hall

 

The ACFN refer to themselves as K’ai Taile Dene, meaning “people of the land of the willow.”  A Legal Defense fund was set up to support the ACFN’s legal challenges against oil companies and government that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights.   As people of the land the ACFN have used and occupied their traditional lands in the Athabasca region for thousands of years, hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering to sustain themselves and continue spiritual cultural rights passed down through generations. The ACFN’s legal challenges will ensure the protection of their traditional lands, eco-systems and unique rights guaranteed by Treaty 8, the last and largest of the nineteenth century land agreements made between First Nations and the Government of Canada, are upheld for the benefit of future generations.

 

For more info on the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, please visit: http://www.acfn.com/.

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