It was announced today that Neil Young will be performing 4 benefit concerts in Canada in January of 2014.
The concerts are to raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN)Legal Defense Fund.
Very Special Guest, Diana Krall will also perform on each of the dates. Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 13th.
The concert dates are:
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.-DocFB
Diagnosis: For more info on the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, please visit: http://www.acfn.com/.