We are currently looking for positive, energetic people to serve as Board members for Thunderbird House. If you are interested in serving your community, please contact us!
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the CIRCLE OF LIFE THUNDERBIRD HOUSE
RICHELLE NORTH STAR SCOTT ~ Co-chair
Aaniin! My name is Richelle Scott and my Spirit name is North Star (Giiwedinong Anong). I am the co-chair of the Circle of Life Thunderbird House Board of Directors. I am of Anishinaabe decent and my ancestors are from St. Peter’s Reserve (Little Peguis), I currently live and work in Winnipeg. I am a mother of three beautiful daughters: Amanda, Tehya, and Riel. I am a Koo Koo (grandmother) of a fabulous grandson, named Darius, but I call him Noozhis (Anishinaabemowin for grandchild).
I am the Indigenous Early Years Team Leader for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. I have been teaching for 24 years in early year’s classrooms. I am a traditional drummer and singer and I lead a traditional life. I attend ceremonies both in Manitoba and Ontario. I am a Mide woman, pipe and water carrier and Sun Dancer. My traditional beliefs guide me on my daily journey when working with Elders, children, parents and colleagues.
DAVID MORRISON ~ Co-chair
ANGIE GIESBRECHT ~ Secretary/Treasurer
Tansi! My name is Angie Giesbrecht. I am of Cree, Anishinaabe and Métis decent and my ancestors are from God’s Lake Narrows, Dauphin River and St. Peter’s, Manitoba. I have live and work in Winnipeg and have been here my whole life. I am a proud Grandmother of my two grandchildren whom I love very much. Family is very important to me!
My journey to rediscover my traditional heritage started in my early adulthood. I was not brought up in a traditional spiritual way or exposure to traditional cultural activities. I also didn’t grow up surrounded by my family or community. When I finally started to participate in traditional ceremonies, I felt like I had found my true place in this world. This is the same emotion I feel every time I enter the Thunderbird House…It is like coming home. This is the reason why I volunteer my time at the Thunderbird House, it is home to me. I see the importance of Thunderbird House as an Indigenous spiritual gathering place for the community and it is my hope that I can serve it well.