Jay and Sweetie Bird

United States


A Five Week Course
With Jay and Sweetie Bird
Mondays Beginning September 25, 2023
4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / 1am CET

Jay Bird (Aanimkii Giishigadoon) and his wife Sweetie (Ozawaa-Aanimkii-Binesikwe, Yellow Thunderbird Woman) will be offering traditional Ojibway Teachings throughout this 5-week course. This is the first time that these teachings will be offered outside of Ojibway communities. Jay and Sweetie believe in giving back to their communities by offering support, healing and ceremonies. The proceeds from this course allows their work in the communities to continue.

Jay and Sweetie will be sharing the truth of the origin of the teachings, and teaching both cultural and spiritual practices for everyone. Some of what you will learn will include ceremony and practices from before colonization. You are invited to enroll in this course to build on your spiritual foundations, shift your life, deepen your relationship to the Earth and Spirit and walk as a caretaker of Mother Earth.

During this course you will learn: Cultural Protocols on the original intent of what Spirit is asking us in lifetime, Pipe Ceremony, Jiisakaan (Shake Tent) Teachings, Clan and naming - your name describes your clan and your clan describes your name, the role of a Traditional Practitioner (Medicine Person), and more.

Jay Bird is a Jiisikaan (Shake Tent) Conductor. He is Bear Clan and from the Batchewana First Nations of Ojibways, Sault Sainte Marie Ontario. When Jay was four years old he started attending ceremonies. He spent much of his youth in pursuit of excellence at the drum, attending powwows and connecting with Elders. In 2010 the Batchewana First Nation Chief and council gifted him the Sacred Pipe that he now carries. Jay has embraced and furthered his gifts through years of study with Elders and now travels the US and Canada offering Traditional healing and teaching in both his and other communities. Jay Bird is known as a respected teacher and Elder.

Join him and Sweetie on this enlightening journey of embracing the wisdom of Ojibway traditions.

All sessions will be recorded and available for review.

Tuition for this course is being offered on a sliding fee of $550, $650 or $750. Please give as generously as your heart and your budget will allow. Your support allows Jay and Sweetie to continue their healing work across the US and Canada, where they support many tribes and Indigenous People. Please inquire if a scholarship is needed. Thank you! 

To learn more and register message them using the "Contact This Shaman" button below. 

Hear Jay Bird share the amazing story of Seven Clouds and his call to service as a healer (scroll down for video).



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.


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 - these depend 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, etc . 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 obverse and speak to spirits who will give us information on the people in attendance and guide us on which teaching to offer. Many of our Ojibwe communities in United States and Canada have used this service- Leadership including Chief, council 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.

Individual Sessions - We provide private settings for anyone seeking healing and/or information. Physical and mental healing, and spiritual guidance. This is a ceremony that is in person or Zoom.

We assist with offering teachings on every stage of life. We walk with people from birth to death, assisting in crossing over loved ones and supporting their families.

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 these ceremonies. Please contact us with any questions and further information, to arrange a workshop 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 (you can cover a baby car seat with them and use them for 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 hour: $ 150
  • 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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