Si honored with Folk Alliance “Spirit of Folk” Award 2017!

Si Kahn is in his 52nd year as a civil rights, union and community organizer and musician, so it is no wonder that Folk Alliance International will bestow on him the Folk Alliance Spirit of Folk Award.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Forbidden Folk” and will be all about music and activism. Those of you who know Si have probably been following his work with Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay and the epic battle to defeat the proposed Pebble Mine. The world received some good news yesterday about the shaky economics of the Pebble project. But the fight is not over! If we allow the Pebble Mine to be built, it will be the largest open pit copper and gold mine in the world. It will threaten to destroy Alaska Native villages that have been on the same river sites for 50,000 to 100,000 years, since the ancestors of today’s villagers arrived from Siberia, and it will devastate the world’s richest remaining wild sockeye salmon fishery. Find out more at

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