Neil Young backs fight against tar sands

By Kim Nursall, Toronto Star, and Bob Weber, Canadian Press, in Toronto Star, Dec 10, 2013

An aboriginal group opposing oilsands development in its traditional Alberta territory will get a boost this January from a Canadian music legend: Neil Young. Young, along with Canadian jazz pianist Diana Krall, will play a benefit concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall on Jan. 12, followed by shows in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary under the banner “Honor the Treaties.” Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Proceeds from the concert series will go to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense fund, set up to support the band’s legal challenges against oil companies and the government, who they say obstruct their traditional lands and rights…

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See also: Talk with Eriel Deranger inspired Neil Young’s concert tour to fight tar sands expansion, by Jenny Uechi, Vancouver Observer, Dec 9, 2013.



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