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.
2014 Mikwendaagoziwag Memorial Ceremony
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
For more information and/or directions: http://glifwc.org/Events/2014Mikwendaagoziwag
The Ways documentary
A short documentary video on spearfishing was recently released by The Ways, a living history series about Native communities. Produced by Finn Ryan, the video features Jason and Samuel Bisonette from Lac Courte Oreilles and captures the significance of the spring harvest of walleye to the Anishinabeg. To view: http://theways.org/#spearfishing
Co-management visionary Billy Frank Jr. left mark in Ojibwe Country
Updated mercury maps available
Under funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI), GLIFWC updated the mercury maps for its member tribes with the most current mercury data available. Data collected since the last update in March 2012 has added information for 11 lakes, and a total of 446 lakes harvested by GLIFWC member tribes now have color-coded, monthly consumption advice. The updated Mercury Maps are available for viewing and download at http://glifwc.org/Mercury/mercury.html. Physical copies of the Maps were provided to tribal registration stations and other locations on reservation for the spring harvest.
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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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.