Neil Young to give benefit concert for Fort Chip First Nation – CBC
Apr 27, 2015
Blue Rodeo will also perform at Rexall Place concert on July 3
Rock star Neil Young is set to give a benefit concert at Edmonton’s Rexall Place in July to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.
The “Honour The Treaties” concert will raise money for the First Nation’s legal defence fund.
Allan Adam, chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, said the money raised will help his people fight oilsands development they say destroys their traditional land and infringes on their legal rights.
“With the support of Neil Young and fans we are creating more accountability from our governments for the safeguarding of our lands, rights and future generations in Alberta, Canada and beyond,” Adams said Monday in a statement.