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 “Honor The Treaties” concert dates are listed below. A very special guest, Diana Krall, will also perform on each of the dates. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday December 13th.
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, visit http://www.acfn.com/.
Tickets for the Canadian concerts will range from $55.00 through $250.00 and will be limited to 4 tickets per person. Tickets for all performances go on sale Friday, December 13/13.
In Toronto, tickets available at www.livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, Roy Thomson Hall Box Office or call 1-855-985-5000. In Winnipeg, tickets available at www.livenation.com, Charge-By-Phone 1-855-985-5000 and in-person at all Ticketmaster Outlets. In Regina, tickets available at www.livenation.com, Charge-By-Phone 306-525-9999 or 1-800-667-8497 or in-person at Conexus Arts Centre Box Office – 200A Lakeshore Drive.Tickets for all performances go on sale Friday, December 13/13. In Calgary, tickets available at www.livenation.com, Charge-By-Phone 403-294-9494 and in-person at Epcor Centre.