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.
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Tar sands extraction methods cause large scale and irreversible harm to our health, land, water, wildlife, and the global climate system that supports all life. 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.
Despite these and other well documented problems, industry and government plan to triple tar sands production, and won’t even stop there.
The last remaining stronghold for challenging this mad rush lies within the rights and title held by First Nations peoples.
The ACFN are actively engaged in a multi-prong legal strategy to challenge public policy, individual tar sands projects and inadequate environmental protection in Alberta's Athabasca tar sands region.
We have drawn a <a href="http://drawtheline.ca">line in the sand</a>, but we need help to hold the government accountable in the courts of law.
Neil Young has visited our territory and seen the impacts of the tar sands first hand. That is why he has partnered with us to raise money for our legal challenge of tar sands expansion and environmental destruction.
In the “Honor the Treaty” concert series, Neil Young and Diana Krall performed live in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, and Calgary.
They raised over $500,000 for the ACFN, with 100% of all proceeds will go to fund our legal defence.
If you weren’t able to purchase tickets to the shows, or want to support our fight from where you live, you can still be part of this historic moment and create a lasting legacy for the ACFN and all future generations by helping fund our legal efforts.
Please stand with Neil, stand with the ACFN to draw a line in the sand against tar sands expansion. The time is now to stop the expansion and force government accountability.