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.
Governor Walker urged to veto mascot bill
Odanah, Wis. – The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission’s (GLIFWC) Voigt Inter-tribal Task Force (Voigt Task Force) is urging Governor Walker to veto proposed legislation (Assembly Bill 297/Senate Bill 317) that would change Wisconsin law regarding the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, or team names by school districts.
For further information contact GLIFWC Public Information Director Sue Erickson at (715) 682-6619, ext. 2105 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribes wait for decision on night hunting
Madison, Wis. – A five-day trial on tribal night hunting of deer in Wisconsin’s ceded territory concluded on July 26, and the parties now wait for a decision from Federal Judge Barbara Crabb.
Now available: Map and description of analysis GLIFWC recently completed to determine what streams could be filled given the provisions of AB1/SB1. In particular, the analysis looked at the effect of Amendment 9 to AB1/SB1 on the ability of an iron mining company to fill streams with mine waste. What GLIFWC found was that many upper watershed stream segments could be filled given the provisions of Amendment 9. Those streams are indicated in red on the attached map.
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Outreach programs and classes
LCO Hunter Safety: March 3, 4 and 5 @ High School
LDF Boat Safety: March 24, 25 & 27th 3:30-6:30
LDF ATV/Snowmobile Safety combined class: June 16th, 17th, 19th 16:00-19:00
LDF Hunter Safety: August 18, 25 & 26 4:00-7:30
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.