The Center for Native American Studies is home to the Whitman fire site. It was built in the summer of 2003 -- created for students, faculty and staff.
In 2005, benches were placed at the site. The benches are placed in the four directions (east, south, west, north). Upon each bench is a wood burning of a particular clan of the Anishinaabe.
Any group wishing to use the fire site should apply two weeks in advance directly to the Center for Native American Studies via e-mail. Once a request has been approved, the Center will provide the group with a list of detailed instructions for use of the fire site.
Any persons requesting and receiving approval should understand that the NMU Public Safety makes the final determination whether a fire will be permitted. If the local fire rating is high, plans may have to be changed.