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 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


Outreach programs and classes

WDNR Safety Classes


Ishpaagoonikaa “Deep Snow” Cultural Camp - February 15-17


Snowmobile & ATV Safety Class
Get ready to ride safely in 2019 with Lac du Flambeau area GLIFWC wardens. Classes run from 4pm to 7pm daily on January 23, 24 & 28 at the Lac du Flambeau Youth Center. Contact Warden Riley Brooks for details @715-562-0300.


Native Report coverage of Summer Youth Camp (Season 12 Episode 8)

Native Report coverage of Summer Youth Camp (Season 7 Episode 4)

2014 Summer Camp Photos

2016 Summer Camp Photos

2016 Fall Camp Photos


Online Boater Safety Course


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.


Affirming and implementing the rights

Climate Change



Forest Pests

Great Lakes fishery

    - Report Ghost Net

          + Avoid The Trap

    - Report Tagged Fish

Inland fishery

Inland lakes mercury levels

Invasive species

Anishinaabemowin Resource

Wild plants

Wild rice (Manoomin)

    - Manoomin Harvest Information