Today, Nahko And Medicine For The People release their new song ‘Honor The Earth’. In honour of Earth Day, ‘Honor The Earth’ pays tribute to the Great Law Treaty at Lake Onondaga, which led to the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Based on principles of peace and formed consensus, ‘Honor The Earth’ is from the band’s forthcoming album, Take Your Power Back, out May 15th on Medicine Tribe Records/SideOneDummy Records and Executive Produced by cut&dry and Dan Fratoni.
Nahko will debut the song live at 9:30 PM UK time tonight in partnership with the non-profit Honor The Earth, which fights for Indigenous environmental justice and awareness, on the organisation’s Instagram. At 8:30PM UK time prior to the performance, Nahko will host a Reddit AMA to answer fan questions about his new album, his passion for environmentalism and indigenous rights, and more.
Tune in to Nahko’s Reddit AMA here:
Watch Nahko debut ‘Honor The Earth’ live on Honor The Earth’s Instagram here:
Donate to the Honor The Earth foundation here:
“I’m incredibly proud of this song, as it’s been with me for many years now. I encourage you all to read about The Great Law of Peace from which I drew inspiration. This is definitely an anthem message for Earth Day! Honor the Earth, the Mother comes first, live in a good way for Her!” – Nahko
Nahko will also participate in Earth Day’s 50th anniversary initiative today with a special performance of the song airing in their global Earth Day digital package. Additional participants include global calls to action from Prince Albert, Pope Francis, Andrea Boccelli and more. “In the midst of a global pandemic, Earth Day Live aims to spur collective action to protect our communities and our planet, through performances, conversations, and training sessions curated by climate activists,” the organisers told Rolling Stone.
Take Your Power Back has earned early praise from Billboard and American Songwriter, who called the music “spiritually driven” and “uplifting.”
Nahko recently launched Medicine Tribe Television, an interview series with friends and collaborators airing live on Nahko’s Instagram every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET. He has already hosted conversations with Shailene Woodley, Aaron Rodgers, Aubrey Marcus and more. This week’s first guest was Marianne Williamson, who joined Nahko for a discussion about spirituality in the time of Coronavirus. More guests will be announced soon. Tune into Medicine Tribe TV here: https://www.instagram.com/nahkobear
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ABOUT HONOR THE EARTH FOUNDATION
Honor the Earth is a Native-led organisation, established by Winona LaDuke and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, in 1993 to address the two primary needs of the Native environmental movement: the need to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities and the need to increase financial resources for organizing and change. Honor the Earth works to a) raise public awareness and b) raise and direct funds to grassroots Native environmental groups. It is the only Native organisation that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives.
ABOUT NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
Born of Puerto Rican, Filipino, and Apache origins, Nahko was adopted at birth into a conservative Christian family. At the age of 17, he left his adopted family home in Portland, Oregon behind, and embarked on a voyage of self-discovery through Alaska and Hawaii in an effort to reclaim his identity and heritage. Nahko And Medicine For The People’s breakthrough album debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Heatsekers chart, and their follow-up Hoka debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Albums chart. They’ve toured with Dispatch, The Avett Brothers, and Zac Brown Band, have performed at major festivals like Glastonbury and Bonnaroo, and they sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater last summer.