THURSDAY JANUARY 19, 2012
REVIVAL BAR (783 COLLEGE STREET, TORONTO, ON)
$25/DOOR $20 ADVANCE 19+
There will also be a benefit show in Ottawa on January 24th
at Ritual Nightclub with details to follow.
Derek Miller: www.derekmiller.ca
Attawapiskat First Nation is an isolated First Nation community located in northern Ontario, at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River at James Bay, and is home to the Mushkego or Omushkego James Bay Cree. Attawapiskat has received international media attention since the community declared a state of emergency in the fall over their lack of safe and adequate housing. The media attention caused the Canadian government to finally spring into action and address the housing after years of the community coming forward and appealing for help. The living conditions on this First Nation reserve, and those of many others across the country, have been described as third world.
The people who understand best the issues faced by Native Canadians, are Native Canadians. People living outside of these isolated communities can’t begin to comprehend the problems being faced there. Fortunately, there is a huge pool of musical talent within the Canadian aboriginal community. A group of very talented people have come together to raise support and awareness for Attawapiskat.
106.5 FM The Voices Toronto, Gunner Recording and Iguana Recording have organized a benefit event headlining two-time June Award winner Derek Miller. The event will take place Thursday, January 19 at The Revival Bar 783 College Street, Toronto. Proceeds are to go to TRUE NORTH AID to raise money for Attawapiskat winter relief.
Derek Miller is living near Toronto and often performs in Toronto. You can see a picture of me with him at the top of the page. The rest of the lineup includes Ontario musicians Jace Martin (Six Nations, ON), The Clearing (Toronto), Phantom Black (Toronto), Pappy Johns Band (Six Nations, ON), and Arthur Renwick (Toronto).
I’ll be there on the 19th.