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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

The spring wild turkey hunting season has been extended to June 2 in the Wisconsin Ceded Territory. A Commission Order establishes off-reservation mizise hunting from the Wednesday nearest April 13 to June 2 each year.

Click here to access the interactive map for reporting and locating documented harvester harassment in the Ceded Territories

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.