Tim Yearington Speaker, Teacher and Storyteller

    Greetings from The Great River!


I am a Métis knowledge keeper. I am a Voyageur descendant of the Kitchizibi. Kitchizibi means, "Great River". Today it is known as the Ottawa River. My ancestors lived at Fort William, Quebec just downriver from a sacred site called Oiseau (Bird) Rock also known as Thunderbird Rock. It's an Algonquin medicine place of power because 'birdmen' (thunderbirds) make their nest here:

As Métis knowledge keeper I share the traditional teachings and tales from both my Algonquin and my Voyageur ancestors. I share the spiritual teachings from our Kitchizibi territory such as the Métis Way of Life, the Four Directions and also about old 'birdman' or 'thunderbird' shamanism practices. Algonquin and Voyageur teachings help us navigate upon the River of Life and they also guide us on our learning journey of re-discovery!

Please contact me with specific questions or needs. I provide the following services for groups, schools and organizations:


Art Workshops

Métis Teachings

Canoe Teachings

Legend Storytelling

Algonquin Knowledge

The Seven Grandfathers

Thunderbird Shamanism 

The Medicine Wheel Way

Vision Quests & Mental Health