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Now Off to Canada for “Honour the Treaties” Shows

CTVNews.ca says, January 11:

“Canadian and Albertan environmental protection laws have been greatly eroded in recent years, and what laws do exist are rarely if ever followed, or law-breakers penalized,” the Honour the ACFN website explains.

The federal government gave the go-ahead for the Jackpine expansion plan last month, despite a review panel’s conclusion that the project would result in severe and irreversible environmental damage.

In a statement last month, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said the environmental effects from the Jackpine expansion plan are “justified in the circumstances.”

Greenpeace Canada has accused Ottawa of putting the interests of oil companies ahead of First Nation treaty rights and environmental protection.

“Canada would be much better off diversifying its economy, investing in renewables, green jobs and projects that get ust out of this madness not deeper into it,” the group said in a statement.

read more :: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/neil-young-set-to-launch-honour-the-treaties-tour-to-benefit-alta-first-nation-1.1634806

Honor the Treaties: Neil Young speech on video

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From last year, Neil Young gives an angry speech in support of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations and other communities live at the front lines of the largest industrial project on earth. Much of ACFN’s traditional territories are home to tar sands rich deposits eyed by industry for exploitation.

Neil Young has visited our territory and seen the impacts of the tar sands first hand. That is why he has partnered with ACFN to raise money for the legal challenge of tar sands expansion and environmental destruction.

In the “Honor the Treaty” concert series this January, Neil Young and Diana Krall will perform live in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, and Calgary. 100% of all proceeds will go to ACFN.

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“Honor the treaties” in Canada, benefit shows

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Canada, “Honor the treaties” benefit shows tour itenerary

Jan. 12 in Toronto

Jan. 16 in Winnipeg

Jan. 17 in Regina

Jan. 19 in Calgary.

Supporting act: Diana Krall. Website: http://www.honourtheacfn.ca/ .

Neil Young will perform four benefit concerts in his native Canada to raise funds for a legal defense fund supporting the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in “challenges against oil companies and government that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights”.

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Alberta oil sands

Canadian prime minister Redwood ist not amused: “He has a certain group of fans that follow him and it’s good that he’s going on tour again. … nd if he wants to support communities, then that’s a good thing, but it’s certainly not a case where there isn’t work going on, and good productive work going on, in terms of economic benefits and partnership, and that’ll continue”.

When Neil Young visited Fort McMurray, Alta., last year, and compared the oilsands city to Hiroshima, he caused a heated debate.

Here’s more to the debate and controvery that Neil is playing in his native country for First Nations in their fight against horrors like oil sands, tar sands:

Neil Young set to kick off Honour the Treaties tour
Shows are almost sold out, but not everyone is excited about Young’s campaign against oilsands
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2014

One hundred percent of Neil Young’s Honor the Treaties concert proceeds will go to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal defence fund to fight the oil sands.

Neil Young is kicking off his Honour the Treaties concert tour Sunday at Massey Hall in Toronto, with proceeds from four Canadian dates going to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal fight against the expansion of the Jackpine oilsands project.​

The First Nation is gearing up for a major legal fight after the federal government approved the expansion of Shell Canada’s Jackpine mine last month, despite an environmental assessment that said the development will cause irreversible environmental damage.
Shell received the green light from the federal government to expand its 7,500 hectare Jackpine mine to 13,000 hectares.

The company claims the enlarged mine could bring the Alberta and federal governments an estimated $17 billion in royalties and taxes over its life and create an additional 750 full time jobs.

But indigenous and environmental groups say the damage to water, land and animals outweighs any profits the addition to the oilsands site will yield.

>>> read more: cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/neil-young-set-to-kick-off-honour-the-treaties-tour

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Oil sands don’t listen to Neil Young

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… but politely respect him, though he and his ilk is meaning less to the power.

Canadian prime minister shoves away Neil Young’s statement:

He has a certain group of fans that follow him and it’s good that he’s 
going on tour again. But from my perspective, we as the government of 
Alberta have always had a really strong partnership with bands such as 
Fort Chip, and we’ve had really good economic relationships as well as 
consultation relationships and we’ve seen real improvements ...,” 
Redford said Monday during a year-end interview with the Journal.

who the F is Fort Chip?

Redford, who said she hasn’t listened to a lot of Young’s music, said 
the rock icon’s support for the First Nation won’t affect how her 
government carries on.

“It’s always important to support communities and if he wants to support 
communities, then that’s a good thing, but it’s certainly not a case 
where there isn’t work going on, and good productive work going on, in 
terms of economic benefits and partnership, and that’ll continue,” 
Redford said.

I guess this is politician blah blah and worth analyzing just the words. Polite, but firm in ignorance.

Read the whole story:

www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Redford+unfazed+Neil+Young+pronouncements+about+oilsands/9293855/story.html

“I’m not particularly certain that a rock star coming in changes a lot 
of that, we’ll do the work anyway.”

Question remains, which work? It’s Orwellian blah-blah. But nice to know that Neil is a Rock Star. And music can change a lot.

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Honor the Treaty Neil Cartoon by Marty Two Bulls

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Cool cartoon by Marty Two Bulls at:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/15/neil-young-hits-road-first-nations

Random Quote

“Now I\'m livin\' out here on the beach, but those seagulls are still out of reach. ”
by -- Neil Young

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