Campaign Update: We are so honoured that almost 1,400 donors have supported our cause and we hit our initial goal! Your continued support means we can launch another suit against the other major tar sands mine planned for our territory.
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.
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 line in the sand, 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 this January, Neil Young and Diana Krall will perform live in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, and Calgary. 100% of all proceeds will go to ACFN.
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.
All donors will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the live concerts, and donations above $35 will receive posters, t-shirts, and other great benefits.
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.
100% of all proceeds raised will go to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations legal defence fund.
For more on ACFN's legal strategy, visit DrawTheLine.ca
For more on the impacts of the tar sands, visit Tar Sands Reality Check.
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation