Neil Young to perform benefit concert in Regina
Concert is part of a series to help fight oilsands development in Alberta
Legendary singer Neil Young will be performing a benefit concert in Regina to help fight against further oilsands development in Alberta.
He will be joined by Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall at the Conexus Arts Centre on Jan. 17.
The Saskatchewan concert is part of four-stop music series dubbed "Honour The Treaties" which will raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund.
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"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," said a press release announcing the concerts.
The First Nation is getting ready for a major legal fight after the federal government approved a Shell Canada's Jackpine mine expansion.
Indigenous and environmental groups say the predicted damage to water, land and animals outweighs the profits the new oilsands development may produce.
Young will also be performing in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary.
Tickets will range from $55 to $250 and will go on sale this Friday.