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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


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

Outreach Programs and Classes



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.