Fire Circle

Group Gatherings

If your group would like to gather at the fire circle and you are UWM academic or university staff, please use ROAR to schedule your event. Search the location “MER Fire Circle” under “25Live Pro.” You will receive an email when your event is confirmed.

If you are a community partner and would like to use this space, please email Mishiikenh Altiman.

Installation Update:

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, the grandfather stones arrived and were placed. We thank all who joined us as we sang with the rising sun, and setting moon, sharing our good energy with the space. Below is a slide show of photos from the day, taken by many who were there. If you would like to add yours, please email them to us.

About the project

We are grateful for the support received from Bader Philanthropies, Inc. and Dr. Isabel L. Bader who funded this site for celebrating and reflecting on our connection to the place where we live in the form of a Fire Circle on campus located on the green in the circle drive by the original campus quad; by Holton, Merrill, and Johnston Hall.


UWM Fire Circle Site This aerial photo shows the  location of the fire circle illustrating how much space would be taken by the installation.


Here is an early illustration of the design created by Oneida Architect Chris Cornelius the founder of Studio:Indigenous.

Wāēwāēnen, Miigwech, Migwetth, Wa’įniginąp šąną and Yaw^ko.