Tim Yearington VISION QUESTS Eastern Ontario

   Thunderbird Nest of the Kitchizibi

Kwey, Kwey (Hello)! My Indigenous 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 shamanic medicine ways. Thunderbirds are medicine people who work to empower others and a good way to do this is by guiding people on vision quests.

As a thunderbird I help people complete personal vision quests. Out on the land I share the traditional knowledge, wisdom and teachings from my Algonquin and Métis (Voyageur) 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. Wise thunderbird teachings and Algonquin Ways of Knowing will help you to see great things upon your own vision quest. Your vision will serve to help and guide you in a good way upon your 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 the vision quest. It will be published soon and will be ready by the fall of 2018. 

Please contact me with your questions, requests or needs.