Medicine Tribe: Honor The Earth is out now!

“Honor The Earth” by Nahko And Medicine For The People from the upcoming album Take Your Power Back (May 15) is out now.


H O N O R   T H E   E A R T H

Greetings and welcome to the New Moon in Taurus.

Well, it’s time for a new cycle.  Taurus New Moon indicates unexpected change, which clearly we are all trying to deal with in this abrupt, rude awakening.  Like many of you, I am actively looking for new ways to stay in my grounded center amidst the chaotic flurry of disinformation and crisis.  The ‘worse before better’ scenario is upon us and many are just trying to cope.  However, coping isn’t going to change our situation.  We want the New Earth and therefore we must actively change it.  We have to take matters into our own hands.

This new moon will bring a restless urgency to an already tense time.  My intentions during this turbulent New Moon are challenging ones.  I intend to flow with the urges to break free.  Take this fervent, rebellious energy and find ways to mediate the swirling depressive weight of the world and get fucking creative!  Doing nothing is a failure to capture the opportunities at hand.

Not only is it New Moon, but it’s also Earth Day and single release day!  So, let me introduce to you all, off our upcoming album, the final single ‘Honor the Earth’.

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!

We are partnering with today in an effort to raise and direct funds to grassroots Native environmental groups!  Honor is the only Native organization that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives.

On this Earth Day, I want to take a minute to remind everyone that the pandemic is not a climate solution.  As much as I would love this to be a silver lining, it is not.  We don’t want millions of people without jobs or without health insurance.  We don’t want this global depression to be the way we decarbonize the economy.  This only further divides us.  A brief pause on our normal emissions doesn’t prove we will continue this in a post Covid-19 world.  But, we must.  Lest we forget, the same populations that are bearing the brunt of the health and economic effects of the coronavirus are the same populations that bear the brunt of fossil fuel pollution — which, in turn, makes them more vulnerable to serious complications.  What’s more, as we sit at home, they are rolling back environmental regulations.  The next multi-trillion dollar crisis is here and steadily worsening and we need to design a stimulus not only to help the U.S. economy recover but to also become more resilient to the climate crisis.

Look, we’re already on borrowed time.  Many of us have been ready for our country and the world to evolve long before the pandemic arrived.  If there is a silver lining, it’s that social norms can and will change in seconds.  Which to me says there is hope for us to have a collective hive mind.  Let’s take this global heath crisis a million steps further and demand climate justice.  Returning to a system that doesn’t value our health or of vulnerable communities is not an option.  The climate crisis does not have a peak.  Creating a regenerative system that works for all of Creation is imperative and the opportunity is now, if we can take it.

Bomatúm, Bear

E A R T H   D A Y   E V E N T S

E A R T H   D A Y   L I V E – 9am PT / noon ET
I’ll also be celebrating Earth Day by taking part in Earth Day Live. This Earth Day, I’m joining people all over the world in calling for a society rooted in sustainability and justice. RSVP at and watch Earth Day Live where I will be playing my new song from “Take Your Power Back” called “Honor The Earth”
R E D D I T   A M A – noon PT / 3pm ET
To celebrate Earth Day and the release of “Honor The Earth” Nahko will be doing an AMA on r/Music over on Reddit at noon PT / 3pm ET, benefitting the organization Honor The Earth. I’ll be there to answer any questions you’ve got, from music to activism to what I ate today. AMA!
I G   L I V E   O N   H O N O R   T H E   E A R T H –  1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET
I will be performing “Honor The Earth” on Honor The Earth’s Instagram Live. See you there.