Though we're a little ways away here in Ottawa we still want to lend a helping hand and get them all the support they can get; with that in mind we will be having a benefit concert at The Rainbow Bistro featuring live music by some of Ottawa's favourite blues & rock acts, raffles and other games where you can show your support and maybe even win some great prizes!
DAWG FM's Blues Bud Brent will be MCing the night in between musical performances by: Wicked Grin, Lucas Haneman & The Lucas Haneman Express, Crunchy Flower, Inside Out, and Lyle Odjick & Northern Steamwith Special Guest Frederick Carriere (Firebelly).
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Items such as: Sleeping bags, blankets, winter clothing, etc. will be needed to help get through the winter ahead.
Brief Background on Standing Rock:
(Quoted from www.standwithstandingrock.net)
The Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation is home to Dakota and Lakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Since time immemorial, they have lived and governed a vast territory throughout North and South Dakota, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Currently, the Tribe is located in central North and South Dakota.
Despite strong objections from the Tribe from the first time they heard of the project, on July 25, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) granted authorization to the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe as part of the construction of a 1,100-mile pipeline that is proposed to carry over a half-million barrels of Bakken crude oil to Illinois and across four states. The current route of construction takes the pipeline less than one half mile from the Tribe’s reservation border, and thus the Tribe maintains a sovereign interest in protecting its cultural resources and patrimony that remain with the land. In addition, all along the route of the pipeline are sites of religious and cultural significance to our people, including burial sites of our ancestors. The pipeline would cross the Tribe’s traditional and ancestral lands and the construction of the pipeline jeopardizes many sacred places. But, while federal law requires meaningful consultation with the Tribe on these matters, that has not happened here. The Tribe opposes DAPL because we must honor our ancestors and protect our sacred sites and our precious waters.
Standing Rock Benefit Concert @ the Rainbow, 7 pm
Saturday, December 31
Tony D @ the Rainbow
The Split @ Irene's
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The Jives put on a high energy show of original songs inspired by the great "jump blues" artists of the late 40's and early 50's like Louis Jordan and wild swing masters like Cab Calloway. With an emphasis on groove, improvisation and social satire, The Jivewires will get you jumpin' like never before!
This show will have audiences stompin’ and howlin’ for more.