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    Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:04:08

    Neil Young Set for Four Benefit Shows in Canada - They will raise funds for the ACFN Legal Defense Fund

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    Neil Young will perform four benefit shows in his native Canada to raise money for the Athabasca 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.

    Tour Dates:

    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

    Some intel about the charity element is below.

    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 ACFN.com.



    What can you do to support this effort? Have you heard Neil's latest archive release Live at the Cellar Door?

    —Carly Costello
    12.23.13



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