Thunderbird Rock 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 important medicine work. Thunderbirds are medicine people who enlighten and empower others by generously sharing Algonquin Traditional Knowledge.


As a thunderbird I teach people about the power of our ways. Out on the land I share the spiritual knowledge, wisdom and teachings I learned to use myself from our Algonquin ancestors. I employ, promote and share ancient knowledge from Kitchizibi territory such as the thunderbird nest and our life-altering vision quest practices, methods and good medicine ways. Thunderbird teachings and Algonquin Ways of Knowing will help you realize great things upon your Algonquin Knowledge learning journey.

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 great benefits of thunderbird teachings. It will be published soon and will be ready by the fall of 2018. 

For more information please contact me with any questions. 

Professional resume and references are available upon request.