Monday, September 29, 2014

Willie Nelson, Neil Young honored for Keystone pipeline fight!


(Photo above by Michael Friberg / Bold Nebraska
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Willie Nelson and Neil Young honored by the Rosebud, Oglala, Ponca and Omaha Nations for their dedication to family farmers, ranchers and native families. The buffalo hide was hand-painted by artist Steve Tamayo and volunteers called "Pipeline Fighters" with symbols to tell the story of people killing the black snake which in tribal prophecy is believed to be the Keystone XL pipeline, a threat to land and water.

The "Harvest the Hope" concert featuring headliners Willie Nelson and Neil Young took place on Sept. 27, 2014 at the Tanderup farm near Neligh, NE.

Proceeds from the event will go to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands.


Willie Nelson and Neil Young at the press conference prior to the Harvest the Hope concert on September 27, 2014 (Photo by J Grace Young / Bold Nebraska)
Willie Nelson and Neil Young at the press conference prior to the Harvest the Hope concert on September 27, 2014 (Photo by J Grace Young / Bold Nebraska)
Two music legends — Neil Young and Willie Nelson — performed a benefit concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh, Nebraska that is on the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and also crosses the historic Ponca Tribe “Trail of Tears.”
Proceeds from the “Harvest the Hope” concert go to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, as well as a number of small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal land. The afternoon concert will take place in a field on a farm owned by a family who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, and a sacred tribal ceremony will be included in the day’s events.
The day-long event also featured performances from Native American hip-hop artist Frank Waln, performing with traditional hoop dancers the Sampson Brothers; Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real with special guest Micah Nelson (sons of Willie!); and the “Stopping the Pipeline Rocks All-Stars,” some of the local Nebraska artists who recorded a benefit album in the solar-powered barn built inside the path of the Keystone XL pipeline last summer: The Bottle TopsDr. John WalkerJack Hotel, and McCarthy Trenching.

Details on the concert:
boldnebraska.org/concert


Photo Mitch Paine
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4 comments:

Barbara Bergmann said...

Old liberals never die, they join the picket line!

Anonymous said...

Here in Nova Scotia,Canada that has been ongoing for almost 3 years now that gets almost no public attention from anyone.This issue has been ongoing since 2014 and there are a few sites on FB.And the local Native groups that have been fighting it have been doing so pretty much alone.The local Sipekne’katik First Nation, and supported by Millbrook First Nation have had little or no publicity.
Stop Alton Gas from dumping brine into the Shubenacadie River!
Alton Underground Natural Gas Storage is already under construction in Alton, Nova Scotia. A Calgary company Altagas is building this extremely large unconventional underground storage facility which will use large amounts of Shubenacadie river water to drill into salt caverns. Once the water is fully saturated with salt, underground elements and drilling fluid it will be diluted with more river water and then directly discharged back in to the same Shubenacadie River. This is of great concern since this unique river ecosystem is in a very delicate balance and is home to several endangered and at risk species. The discharge site is right near the mouth of the Stewiacke River, one of the last breeding grounds for striped Bass and also habitat for endangered Atlantic Salmon. The construction of such a large deposit of natural gas in an unconventional facility raises a number of concerns. Still the company has received all necessary approval. An overruling by the Minister of Environment, premiere or a legal protests could still stop the project before the dumping takes please. Please act now and say NO WASTE FOR OUR RIVERS! KEEP OUR RIVERS CLEAN! Cheryl Maloney and a number of other concerned groups including the local Anonymous Maritimes group have been trying to bring this issue to the forefront.As well as a number of other Environmentalist activist groups.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/313623962149213/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1656167764703169/
https://www.facebook.com/stopaltongas/

http://canadians.org/blog/making-splash-halifax-stop-alton-gas-save-shubie

Vance Hawkins said...

Why'd they leave out Arlo Guthrie? He was born on the picket line as a baby, and he never left it!

Seth Sklarey said...

The black snake must be stopped.Greed continues to kill our water which supplies life to all living things.
Why do we allow such harm to be foisted upon us?

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