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

Boater Safety Course - October 3-4
KBIC Youth Center, Baraga, MI

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Camp - October 15-16
St. Croix, WI

AFDO Seafood HACCP Training November 1-3
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, Red Cliff, WI

AFDO Seafood HACCP Training December 13-15
Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Brimley, MI

On the anniversary of Minnesota v Mille Lacs Supreme Court Decision upholding 1837 Treaty rights, GLIFWC presents
Wenji-Bimaadiziyaang: From Where We Get Life.

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.