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 News & Upcoming Events
Maple Harvest Intrest Survey
GLIFWC’s Planning & Development Division is working to gather information from member tribes regarding interest in maple sap harvesting and syrup production. The input we receive will provide direction and support needed as we seek grant funding for related projects. Please take a few minutes to read the flyer and fill out the Maple Harvest Intrest Survey. Please share with your community to ensure we have ample feedback from all our member tribes. Miigwech!
New resource, available now, invites care for coastal plant relatives
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.