The Voice of my People beats strongly; the Fire in our Souls Burns Brightly. After all, our Passion for who we are is Written in the Stars. Wilwilaask, All My Relations
WELCOME TO A
COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT
TURTLE ISLAND'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
The Song you are listening to is the Tsimshian "Warrior's Lament" - in honour of all Veterans alive or beyond the white veil. You are serving and have served your country well. To my brother, Lt. Colonel Colin (Nisnawa), travel well bro' you, indeed served your country well.
Wilwilaaysk, All My Relations.
RETURN OFTEN: This website is an ever evolving process and updated on a regular basis
The following pages are Vital, Valuable & Accurate Educational Tools about North America's Indigenous People. Browse through the many subject areas and learn, from a Native Perspective, about the rich cultural diversity, history, cultural & spiritual practices of North America's 'INDIAN' People.
Students Don't forget to acknowledge your source(s). Plagiarism is serious business particularly at the post-secondary level.
PRE-EUROPEAN CONTACT & OTHER THINGS
Injun! It's not our fault we're called "Indian!")
POST EUROPEAN CONTACT
Colonial Law, Ethnocentrism, Constitutional Timeline)
Warriors (Dedicated to historical & contemporary Warrior Heroes who continue to impact the world with their wise words & brave acts. Visionaries, Warriors for Peace, Warrior Chiefs, Orators, Singers, Athletes, Dancers, Actors)
TRIBAL SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge, Supernatural & Ceremonies
Blackfoot Confederacy, Cree, Haudenosaunee (including Great Law),
Masks, Mi'Kmaq, Plains, Smudging
& the Four Sacred Plants Sweatlodge, Sun Dance, Powwow, Spirit
Doctor, Universe, Visionquest, Wampum)
INDIGENOUS ORAL NARRATIVE, ART, MUSIC,
importance of Native Art, its meaning, how it helps define Native culture.
Also Thunderbird's Art - Not a lot of time to do it, but painting is my
Indigenous rights to hunt, trap and fish; conflict between Native &
non-Native land claims; supporting traditional lifestyle)
TEYA PEYA PRODUCTIONS
Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne (Two of the Moccasin Trail's most Talented, Eclectic and Hilarious Performers for Children, Youth, Adults)
Life Coaching and Secondary School Tutoring (Kate's bailiwick - she is a champion of teens!)
MORE SCHOOL STUFF
Thunderbird & the Aboriginal Education Centre (TDSB) (A wonderful TDSB partnership)
Foundation for Enriching Education & Avon Maitland (The Foundation and I have been partners for eleven years)
Some School Hosts of our
Sweet Thunder Big Drum Medicine
Wheel & Character Education Workshop
(Mindful Medicine Wheels, drumming and singing with
great students & teachers across Ontario)
Rogue's Gallery (Where we've been, who we've been with, and had a great time doing it)
MUSIC AND WRITING
Wind Centre (Teya Peya' fabulous new CD of contemporary and traditional Native Music with Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne (Spoons)
Little Bear Recording Studio (The recording 'crib' of Sandy Horne & Jeff Carter)
THIS 'N THAT
Thunderbird's Thoughts (Occasionally I think about stuff!)
FAME Touring in the United States (Bringing Aboriginal Education to Schools in Indiana)
Hanta Ho (Clearing the Way) (For several years I was privileged to spend time with some special young men in an Ontario correctional facility. Unfortunately, the facility closed in 2012)
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