Shannon Thunderbird

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Shannon Thunderbird is a Coast Tsimshian First Nations singer-songwriter, speaker, educator, recording artist, playwright, and author.[1][2][3]

She is an Elder of the Giluts'aaw tribe, Royal House of Niis'gumiik, Gispwudwada (Orca) Clan. She is a medicine wheel teacher and artist/educator who communicates time-honoured Indigenous knowledge in a variety of ways, workshops/seminars, drumming circles, stage shows. Thunderbird has worked with thousands of people all over North America, Europe and Asia. In particular, she has presented over fifteen hundred shows in elementary, secondary schools, universities and colleges. She is the President and Artistic Director of Teya Peya Productions, a First Nations arts/education company that includes the Thunderbird Native Theatre.

  • Medicine Wheel and Character Education in the 21st Century, by Shannon Thunderbird, Teya Peya Books, 2010.
  • Wind Centre (released, March 2011 with Performance Partner, Sandy Horne)
  • May Your Spirit Be Strong[4]

Her "Thunderous" touring shows include "Eagle Thunder: Song of Hope", "Sweet Thunder Medicine Wheel", "Daughter of the Copper Shield",[5] "Thunder Rolling in the Mountains", Thunder Wolf Songwriting, Vocals and Drumming, Spirit Thunder Drumming and vocal workshops about cultural diversity and North American Indigenous cultures.[5][6]


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