Neil Young’s New Music Video ‘Indian Givers’ Continues To Support Pipeline Protests
The Godfather of Grunge takes a stand the best way he knows how.
It’s been known that Neil Young is an activist in his own right, and his songs have been fighting the good fight. In his newest song ‘Indian Givers’, he supports the Native American protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil duct project that will go through their reservation territories, thus destroying their long-preserved land. This song was written fairly recently with the inclusion of the name of the protester who chained himself to construction equipment, Dale “Happy” American Horse Jr., in his lyrics. American Horse Jr. was arrested only last August 31 for the said act.Young wrote the song in collaboration with Standing Rock Sioux Association, an anti-pipeline group in North Dakota.
Young has been advocating against the pipeline dig-ups throughout his career. It was only in 2014 when when he wrote the song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” as a protest to the Keyline XL pipeline project in Nebraska. President Obama has since rejected the project.