Sunday, 5 January 2014

Two Big Names Perform For First Nations Beset With "Big Oil" Misery


Neil Young has announced that he will perform 
four benefit shows in his native Canada to raise 
money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation 
(ACFN) Legal Defense Fund. The “Honour The Treaties” 
Very Special Guest, Diana Krall will also perform.
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 obstructingtheir traditional lands
and rights.
As people of the land theACFN have used andoccupied their traditional lands in the
Athabasca region for thousands of years,hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering to
sustain themselves and continue spiritualcultural rights passed down through generations.
The ACFN’s legal challenges will ensure the protection of their traditional lands,
eco-systems and unique rightsguaranteed by Treaty 8, the last and largest of the
nineteenth century land agreementsmade between First Nations and the Government
of Canada, are upheld for the benefitof future generations.For more info on the
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, please visit: http://www.acfn.com/.

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