Land Acknowledgement

Robert M. Bock Laboratories, home of the Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV), occupies land traditionally named Teejop (day-JOPE), the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Ho-Chunk nation, which they were forced to cede in an 1832 treaty. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk and the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

To acknowledge and honor the Ho-Chunk people for their historical and current contributions stemming from this land, and in efforts to support their continued expansion, the leadership and members of the IMV work to engage, employ, educate, train, listen to, and collaborate with all First Nations people of Wisconsin in scientific research, career development, community service, and public outreach.