Jay and Sweetie Bird

United States


Specializing in resilience, Jay and Sweetie work together providing individual sessions for anyone seeking healing from trauma, loss, injury or illness, and spiritual guidance for those seeking to find the purpose and path that Spirit has for their life. These sessions may be done in person or on Zoom. They assist with offering teachings for every stage of life. We walk with people from birth to death, assisting in crossing over loved ones and supporting their families.

Sweetie is also available to support women around issues that have to do with marriage, parenting, and other things related to women's spritiual, physical, and mental health.

Sessons are generally 90 minutes.



Jay Bird is a Jiisikaan (Shake Tent) Conductor. He is Bear Clan and from the Batchewana First Nations of Ojibways, Sault Sainte Marie Ontario. Jay Bird started attending ceremonies at the age of 4 within Batchewana First Nation and began spending his time watching and eventually sitting at the drum. In 2010, at the age of 34, the Batchewana First Nation chief and Council presented him a Pipe-Niishawswea Aanakwadoon (Seven Clouds). Jay  inherited the Jiisikaan (Shake Tent) Ceremony Teaching and started his journey as a healer and Jiisikaan Conductor. He and Sweetie travel across Turtle Island to bring these teachings and healing modalities. Sweetie is from Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, Ojibwe. Sweetie and Jay are Traditionally married and a team. She assists in the Shake Tent, one-on-one doctoring, and healing sessions. She also makes Traditional skirts, Moss bags (a traditional way for carrying infants) and much more, and is very well known in communities for her creations.

Hear Jay Bird share the amazing story of Seven Clouds and his call to service as a healer (scroll down for video). On 16 April 2024 Jay published his story in paperback which can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/4bjZtl8. If you love the story as much as we do, you can schedule him for an inspiring and interactive in-person or online book talk; great for schools, community programs, and libraries!



Jiisikaan (Shake Tent) - Ceremonies for communities, families, and people who are seeking help. Jiisikaan is many ceremonies in one. You can receive your spirit name (if you have one), you can receive healing and information on what may be happening or causes things in your life. This beautiful ceremony shows and explains why things happen the way they do in our lives. These are spirit driven ceremonies who will be guiding the ceremony, the Jiisikaan itself is a living spirit. This ceremony is conducted in person. Please contact us for dates that we may be in your area or to arrange for us to come and hold Jiisikaan.

We work with communities and offer two or three days of ceremony, depending on the need. The first day or 2 is one on one sessions and Jiisikaan teachings. We provide these teachings so that everyone is informed and understands what they are doing. The last day is ceremony through Jiisikaan, which can be anything people are asking.

Traditional Teachings and Workshops - All workshops are offered over ZOOM and in-person.

We hold workshops over ZOOM for each equinox of the year, providing cultural teachings for each of the seasonal changes. The workshops are 1 day long. Please message us below for upcoming dates.

The content of the in-person workshops depends on the needs of the group coming. We have held teachings and ceremonies for people with illnesses, seeking teachings and are new to the culture, for people to recharge, grief and its effects, or for any reason really. We have a lifetime of teachings and lessons that we are able to share in our traditional way.

Ojibway Historical Teachings - We are happy to share some of these teachings in a simplistic traditional way that will give greater insight into life and the path we walk.

Cultural Consulting - As Knowledge Keepers, ceremony conductors we observe and speak with  spirits who give us information on the people in attendance and guide us on which teachings to offer. Many of our Ojibwe communities in United States and Canada have used this service, including Chiefs, Council Members and Spiritual Leaders .

Nondaway - Bone Doctoring - A traditional way to assist in healing what may be happening in a persons body and extract illness in a non evasive physical way, guided by the spirits (if it is not that persons time to go), we can use this ceremony to help them get well from serious illness. This is a ceremony that is in person.

Sweat Lodge - The closest place to be as people grounding ourselves to our Mother Earth and the Spirit World. We use this Ceremony to cleanse our mind and body, a space to connect with the spirits, pray for others, and give thanks for life. This is a ceremony that is in person.

Ribbon Skirt and Bundle Bag Making Work Shop

We explain all of the cultural protocol and will explain our history and traditions. We prove support to communities and Elders by providing information on traditional practices and consultation for Elders and Medicine people. We help people build their spiritual foundation.

All offerings are available in person or over Zoom

There are protocols to follow with each ceremony. Please contact us below with any questions, for further information, or to arrange a workshop, speaking engagement or Jiisikaan ceremony. We offer services to everyone from any background.

Available to purchase by order:

  • Pipe Bags
  • Sage (we provide large quantities to communities in North America)
  • Bundle Bags
  • Ribbon Skirts
  • Ribbon Shirts
  • Quilts
  • Moss Bags
  • Care Covers for covering a baby car seat or breastfeeding
  • Manoomin - Ojibwe Wild Rice (when available)
  • Modern languages: English
  • Original languages: Ojibwe and Chippewa
  • In my community I am known as: Ceremonialist, Original People / First Nation Medicine Person, Teacher of Original People / First Nation Medicine and Culture, Traditional Craftsman
  • The origin of my shamanic practice is: North American
  • Additional healing modalities: Indigenous Traditional Healing and Ceremony, Bone Doctoring, Sweat Lodge
  • My areas of strength / passion include: Sexual abuse trauma, Addiction / Substance Abuse, Ancestral Issues, Anxiety, Death and Dying, Depression, Emotional Regulation / Anger, Family Conflict / Separation / Divorce, Fear, Grief / Loss, Life Purpose / Finding Your Call, Life Transitions, Parenting, Past Life Work, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD
  • I work with people who have: Beginner experience with shamanic healing, Intermediate experience with shamanic healing, Advanced experience with shamanic healing
  • My client focus is: Adults, Children, Couples, Elders 65+, Families, Groups, Individuals, Teens
  • Years in practice: Over 20 years
  • Fee per session: $ 185
  • I offer sessions: In person, Zoom
  • I accept payment via: Cash, Check, Credit Card, PayPal
  • Prices are set on an individual basis
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