A TRIBE CALLED RED RELEASE NEW TRACK LAND BACK DEDICATED TO THE WET’SUWET’EN NATION AND THE INDIGENOUS-LED MOVEMENTS ACROSS TURTLE ISLAND
TRACK AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
FEATURES BOOGEY THE BEAT & CHIPPEWA TRAVELLERS
Toronto, ON – February 28, 2020 – Today, A Tribe Called Red, have released a new track titled, Land Back. The song is in support of, the Wet’suwet’en nation and the Indigenous-led movements across Turtle Island involving the Costal GasLink pipeline. It is a testament to what the group believes in and what they will stand up for – using their musical talent as a mechanism to spread their support and help give people a voice. The track was created in collaboration with Boogey The Beat and Chippewa Travellers, and has been made available for free download. Listen here and download for free here.
A message from A Tribe Called Red: “We oppose the invasion of sovereign Indigenous lands by the RCMP and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. We stand with the Wet’suwet’en people and their hereditary chiefs. We stand with all the people working to support their fight. We’ve made this song available to download for free, and free to be used for anyone working to defend the Wet’suwet’en territories and all actions that defend the right of Indigenous land sovereignty and to promote a true nation to nation discussion between the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island and our Canadian settlers. Until our Canadians are willing to treat the Indigenous nations of this land with the respect due, a sovereign people’s reconciliation will remain an empty gesture.
It was the work of our good friend, Whess Harman, that inspired us to give the song away to the movement. Not only because of their work on the frontlines of resistance in Vancouver, but also because they are using their art for the movement. Whess designed the Land Back patch that is featured in our cover art, and has been selling them to raise money for the Unist'ot'en Camp Legal Fund. We will be making a donation to the same fund for our use of Whess' art. We encourage you to donate to the legal fund as well by following this link.
For those who might not know what this is about please have a listen to our brilliant friend Jesse Wente here.
The Halluci Nation would like to thank our friends and collaborators who have helped make this possible. Without our community we are nothing. Boogey the Beat, Chippewa Travellers, Whess Harman and Valeo Arts Management. Chi Miigwetch!”
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