Neil Young announces new benefit concert

The show will raise money for the First Nation's legal defence fund

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Neil Young has announced a new benefit concert as part of his Honor The Treaties series.

Young previously played four other Honor The Treaties shows in January 2014 in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary to support the Athabasca Chipewyan’s First Nation Legal Defence.

Young, who reunited on stage with Stephen Stills recently at an autism benefit concert, will now play a benefit concert at Edmonton’s Rexall Place on July 3, 2015.

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Quoted by CBC News, 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 in a statement.

“Our people, our climate and our planet can no longer afford to be economic hostages in the race to industrialize the earth. We must act now for the future generations.”

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Meanwhile, Young has recently been discussing his forthcoming album, The Monsanto Years.

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