Edge of the Bush

Edge of the Bush is a social enterprise that invites all Nations/Peoples from all Four Directions to come back into reciprocal and respectful relationships with each other, Mother Earth, and Father Sky by remembering their teachings and their responsibilities to the children coming.

Our approach renews old-time protocols from around the Great Lakes of coming to the ‘edge of the bush’ between Anishinaabe Sacred Territory and the cleared lands of the surrounding nations, lighting a Sacred Fire, and waiting to see who comes to that natural meeting place.

All of our work follows the old way of Asemaa Nitam (Sacred Tobacco First) and is under the guidance and direction of the two Ojibwe Grandmothers that contributed to Listening to Land as Teacher in Early Childhood Education (2021).

Edge of the Bush partners with First Nations, non-profits, charitable foundations, public and private childcare agencies, school boards, colleges, universities to promote Indigenous-led, land-based learning and actively volunteers to support local Indigenous communities.

Renewing these Ceremonies at the ‘edge of the bush’ of Beaver House First Nation near Kirkland Lake