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Indigenous People's Day
University Health Services is proud to recognize Indigenous People’s Day and we commend Governor Evers for designating the second Monday of each October to honor indigenous people.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk nation, along with the 11 other First Nations of Wisconsin.
Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation.
We recognize and honor the enduring contributions and importance of First Nations students to our campus. We respect the strengths and resilience of their community and we acknowledge that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by issues such as oppression, prejudice, and inequitable systems of power and privilege.
Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.