Supporting eachother, Honoring the Traditions. A Conversation with Ancestral Apothecary School. Urban Moonshine Blog, December 15, 2020 https://www.urbanmoonshine.com/blogs/blog/supporting-each-other-honoring-the-traditions
Why are so many turning to Black herbalists? Their remedies are tailor made for 2020. LA Times article by Julissa James, December 4, 2020. https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-12-04/black-herbalists-blm-stress-relief-products
Self Care as a Political Act, East Bay Express, August 1, 2018 https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/self-care-as-a-political-act/Content?oid=18616690
A Mexican Folk Remedy for a Broken Heart, KQED’s California Report, 2/14/14 https://www.kqed.org/news/10342101/a-mexican-folk-remedy-for-a-broken-heart
Plants as Ancestors, Pavaini Moray’s Bespoken Bones Podcast, August 17, 2017.
Embracing the Elements of Curanderismo, Making Contact Radio, 7/8/2014. https://www.radioproject.org/2014/07/embracing-the-elements-curanderismo/
Movement Generations’ Earth Skills, Restoring Health, Childbirth and Independence from Industrialized Medicine, 3/4/2012
Indigenous Mind, Remember Who We Are
Much of the vision of Ancestral Apothecary is inspired and informed by my experience in the Indigenous Mind Program. As the founder of Ancestral Apothecary, I, Atava Garcia Swiecicki, received a graduate degree from from Naropa University in the Indigenous Mind Program in 2003. The Indigenous Mind Program focuses on reconnecting to one’s indigenous ancestors, no matter what their cultural or ethnic background. The program was founded by Dr. Apela Colorado, who also is the founder of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network.
Heidi Corning, of White Tigress Ancestry, was also a student in the Indigenous Mind Program and created a short film to document the process of the Indigenous Mind students and they reconnected to their ancestral ways of knowing.