The Indigo Girls will perform a benefit concert for Honor the Earth at the Provincetown Town Hall on Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls began Honor the Earth in 1993 with Native environmental activist Winona LaDuke to support the native environmental movement.
"Honor the Earth funds Native activists who are doing big things with a small amount of resources. These folks often fly under the radar, but not by their choice. The groups we fund through HTE are finding solutions to the destructive energy paradigm and insist on finding alternatives to selling our public health for energy production and consumption," said Grammy Award winner Amy Ray.
According to a release from Honor the Earth, the organization encourages cultural revitalization and sustainable practices. "There is a connection between ecological health, biodiversity, and cultural diversity-which is to say that Indigenous peoples have lived sustainably on Earth for thousands of years, and I suggest that there is something to be learned from Indigenous cultures. And that we need to support this work that's building our communities, and practicing this knowledge as we work to build a sustainable energy economies, and end the fossil fuel economy," said Winona LaDuke.
The Indigo Girls are currently on a nationwide tour with the Shadowboxers and are excited about bringing the Honor the Earth message to Provincetown because, "it is beloved community to us, and this area has a rich Native heritage," according to Ray and Saliers.
Lucy Wainwright Roche is the special guest for the evening. Tickets are $45 and are available by calling WOMR at 508-487-2619 or online at www.womr.org. All proceeds from the concert benefit Honor the Earth, according to the release.