Mission

—A PRAYER—

A native person interacts with a yellow butterfly. We honour Indigenous People and their land
A native person interacts with a yellow butterfly. We honour Indigenous People and their land

“We were able to buy 50 bales of hay from another Indigenous Diné Women for my Mother. Last we were able to buy such a large quantity of hay was 20 years ago. Thanks to you all, family members and other community aide we were able to live our dreams. This hay will last us a long while.”
-Colleen Biakeddy, Indigenous Diné Women, Nia Solidarity Stipend Recipient

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

We honour the Indigenous Peoples as the original inhabitants and traditional stewards of the land. We work with many tribes and nations across the world. We denounce colonized terms for states, cities, peoples, continents, celebrations and nature as oppressive means to silence and erase Indigenous culture.

Find out whose Native land you live on.

Our new logo features an rainbow star arc with an inner arc of our programs that are above a Sorghum plant
Our logo features an rainbow star arc with an inner arc of our programs that are above a Sorghum plant

OUR MISSION:

Through the cultivation and distribution of cultural Seeds we affirm the societal greatness of genderqueer People Of Heritage. We work to reestablish sovereign governance, advocate for healthy food, land access, reparations, accessibility, abolition and accountability. Our grassroots collective care prioritizes mental health, spiritual wellness, ancestral wisdom and zero waste practices.

Since 2011, with our BY US, FOR US model, we center intersectionality, blackness, disabilities, houseless, Nature and those incarcerated.

As an Afro + community led initiative we bolster basic dignities, access to leadership roles and truth telling. We sustain genuine relationships built upon trust, collaboration & witnessing the fullness of each member. We value rest and creative expression as essential parts of living. Our community spaces exist for the purpose of replenishing and rejuvenating our bodies.

Genderqueer is an umbrella term we use for identities such as Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, Gender Variant, Intersex, Agender, Bigender, Transgender, Pangender, Third Gender, Gender Neutral, Two-Spirit, X Gender and folks that use pronouns such as they, them, theirs, it, the one, this one, that one, Mx, Ze, Hir, Ve, Cho, Siya, Ellx, their names, and whatever fits them best!

People of Heritage / People Of Culture / People Of The Global Majority have family lineage originating from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Turtle Island (North America), and all other non-European descendants and ethnicities. Also known as People Of Colour and/or bi/multiracial folks.

UTOPIAN VISION STATEMENT:

Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary aspires to create a world where:

People have basic dignities and are accountable to their actions and those of their ancestry. Reparations are given through the RETURN of resources for the mental health and rest of the Global Majority.

Based on Indigenous and cultural sovereignty, we know who we are. We identify beyond the confines of race and gender, therefore naming ourselves and creating our own narratives.

Communities are strengthened through genuine relationships built upon trust, collaboration & witnessing the fullness of each member.

Stewardship of natural space is expanded so that we can accessibly connect to our natural rhythms, build friendships with non-human expressions of life, collectively use land, and restore nomadic lifestyles.

Validation, encouragement and cultivation of cultural and spiritual practices aides in the betterment of society.

Rest is understood as an essential part of living and community spaces exist for the purpose of replenishing and rejuvenating our bodies.

Creative expression fosters emotional release while bringing clarity and peace to the mind, body, and soul.

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