Land Acknowledgement

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center respectfully acknowledges that the University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. 

In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory.

Land Acknowledgement plaque on Bascom Hill

Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation.

Today, UW–Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the other eleven First Nations of Wisconsin.

We encourage you to learn more at the Our Shared Future website.