Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta


Last updated 1/18/2014 at 5:30pm

Music legend performs concerts in four provinces to benefit First Nations.

TORONTO, ON-Music legend Neil Young will perform four benefit shows in January for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta. The concert cities are Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, and Calgary. His concerts will include special guest Diana Krall.

The "Honor the Treaties" tour will help the band with legal fees in its fight against oil sands development in the province, according to Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokeswoman Eriel Deranger. "All the ticket sales, all the proceeds from the concerts, not a single cent goes to anyone other than (the First Nation)."

"That river is our lifeline and has been for thousands of years. It has always sustained us with fish, food, water and travel-everything," Alice Rigney, a band member, told CBC News. "If they destroy that, what will become of us? Are we going to become refugees on our own land? Where am I going to go?"


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