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Welcoming the Grandfathers
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Everyone is welcome!
The arrival of the Grandfather stones for the EQI Fire Circle is finally happening. We welcome members of the community (on and off campus) to join us as they are able to welcome them.
7 am – posting of the UWM Eagle Staff
7:19 am – sunrise song
9 or 9:30 am – truck arrives in Milwaukee
Afternoon (or when the stones are set) – we hope to be able to light the first fire in the center stone.
People will be able to observe the installation from behind the safety barriers. We will have loose and bundled asemaa (tobacco) available for observers who might like to take a small bundle or hold a bit in their hand and leave it in a wooden bowl to go into the first fire.
Upcoming events at the circle include:
10/27 – Samhain hosted by Celtic Studies
11/13 – American Indian Heritage Month Event
11/19 – Full Moon Ceremony with UWMs BIPOC Self-Care Club
These stones who stand here remind us of indigenous ancestors who centered their cultures on the sustainable stewardship of land, water, and all life. The circle continues from the first sunrise on earth to the next moonrise. The map on the firestone marks a moment in time when Menominee, Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi villages guarded the confluence of the Menominee, Kinnickinnic, and Milwaukee rivers along the shoreline of Michigaming, the great freshwater sea.
Designed by Chris Cornelius, citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Funded through the generosity of Bader Philanthropies of Milwaukee.