Thunderbird Nest of the Kitchizibi


Kwey, Kwey! (Hello!) My Algonquin name is Grey Thunderbird.  I am a Métis-Algonquin Knowledge Keeper. I am a descendant of the Kitchizibi. Kitchizibi means, "Great River" which today is known as the Ottawa River. My ancestors lived on the Kitchizibi  close to the ancient medicine place of Oiseau (Bird) Rock which in Algonquin is called "Pinesi-Asin" meaning Thunderbird Rock.

This sacred rock is traditionally known as a "thunderbird nest". It is a place of power because thunderbirds continue to journey here today to seek vision and practice personal shaman's work. Thunderbirds are shamans/medicine people who help empower others and this is done by teaching people all about shamanism.

As a thunderbird I help people learn how to become a shaman. Out on the land I share the traditional knowledge, wisdom and teachings I learned to use myself from my Algonquin ancestors. I utilize, promote and share authentic knowledge from Kitchizibi territory such as the thunderbird nest and our life-altering vision quest practices, methods and medicine ways. Thunderbird nest teachings and Algonquin Ways of Knowing will help you realize great things on your learning journey. Your own spirit will help to guide you in a good way upon your shamanic path in life.

My new book, Quest for the Thunderbird Nest: Returning to Algonquin Spirituality, is the true story of my personal path. It is a testament to the benefits of embracing shamanism. It will be published soon and will be ready by the fall of 2018. 

Please contact me with your questions, requests or needs.