The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by its acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and gathering rights in the 1836, 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United States government.

GLIFWC provides natural resource management expertise, conservation enforcement, legal and policy analysis, and public information services in support of the exercise of treaty rights during well-regulated, off-reservation seasons throughout the treaty ceded territories

GLIFWC is guided by its Board of Commissioners along with two standing committees, the Voigt Intertribal Task Force and the Great Lakes Fisheries Committee, which advise the Board on policy.

GLIFWC News & Upcoming Events

Current News & Events

- Camp Onji Akiing -

Updated 2024 mercury consumption advisory maps for ogaa (walleye) are available. View the data on or see individual Tribal maps below.

New resource, available now, invites care for coastal plant relatives

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve) and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) announce the release of Ganawenindiwa: Working with plant relatives to heal and protect Gichigami shorelines, a new resource available to view and download online:Ganawenindiwag.

Pursuant to a recently filed Stipulation with the federal court, Treaty access to Wisconsin State Parks and State Trails has been expanded for Tribal members. For no-cost access to state parks and trails within Wisconsin Ceded Territory, members shall display a GLIFWC Hang Tag validated with the member's unique NAGFA ID, visible through the front windshield.

Members who have not yet been issued an off-reservation NAGFA permit or hang tag, must contact their registration station or conservation law enforcement office to set up an account.

Our 40th anniversary coverage of the Lac Courte Oreilles v Voigt Decision continues with the release of a commemorative poster detailing formative legal highlights both before and after the January 25, 1983 ruling.
Lac Courte Oreilles v. Voigt Decision 40th Anniversary

Our latest release in the Ogichidaa Storytellers series, commemorates the 40th anniversary of the landmark case and its legacy in the Wisconsin north country.
RISE OF THE WALLEYE WARRIOR: Lac Courte Oreilles v Voigt Decision

GLIFWC has developed this story map to share knowledge and information that we have developed as part of our work in the Lake Superior Partnership Working Group. This work is being used to track ecological threats from metallic mining, pipelines, and other industrial activities to Lake Superior.”
GLIFWC Contributions to the TREC Sub-committee of the LSPWG

Current Mazina'igan Quarterly Newspaper & Subscriptions

Full list of issues and Order Form

To get a free copy of A Guide to Understanding Ojibwe Treaty Rights, download it HERE or contact PIO for a printed copy.


GLIFWC's Focus Areas

GLIFWC is actively involved in a broad spectrum of resource related activities aimed at protecting and enhancing the natural resources and habitat in the treaty-ceded territories while also infusing an Ojibwe perspective into its work.