Neil Young Celebrates 71st Birthday Singing For Standing Rock Reservation Protectors
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:31:45
Neil Young has long been an activist for environmentalism and the indigenous peoples of America. Recently he released "Indian Givers" a protest song confronting issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Over the weekend, Young celebrated his 71st birthday by joining the environmental protectors at the Standing Rock Reservation with his guitar and harmonica, and walked amongst the camp, singing his tribute to their plight.
Concerns over the environment have increased since last Tuesday election results. Whilst Obama's administration revoked permission for construction of the pipeline the president did recently sign off on the construction of two future pipelines, and Donald Trump, the 45th President Elect of the USA is a denier of global warming, and has spoken in support of business over best environmental practices. It is perhaps with this increased focus and apparent urgency that contributed to Young's decision to physically join the camp at Standing Rock.
You can see Young's short video of his birthday experience over on his Facebook page where he posted: "Got my birthday wish today, my girl took me to #StandWithStandingRock."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff