Neil Young recently completed the “Honour The Treaties” tour, a four-city Canadian trek assembled to raise money and awareness for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Legal Defense Fund. The ACFN refer to themselves as K’ai Taile Dene, meaning “people of the land of the willow.” A Legal Defense fund was set up to support the ACFN’s legal challenges against oil companies and government that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights.
This video features the song “Mother Earth” and combines live shots with footage from Peter Mettler’s documentary “Petropolis”. The song originally appeared on the “Ragged Glory” album. This live solo version from the January 19th show at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary adds some new lyrics.
For more info on the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, please visit: http://www.acfn.com/.