He turned 71 on Saturday

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Neil Young spent his 71st birthday at the Standing Rock Reservation, site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, to perform for those involved.

Young turned 71 on Saturday, November 12.

“Got my birthday wish today, my girl took me to #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

Neil Young – Timeline | Facebook

got my birthday wish today my girl took me to #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife those who damage Mother Earth damage us all forgive them they don’t yet see

In September, Young unveiled a new song “Indian Givers“, which addresses the proposed and controversial Dakota Access Pipeline that cuts through Native American land. The track will appear on Young’s forthcoming album, Peace Trail.

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