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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 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

Fisher Harvest Update 1/29/15

Pursuant to Section 8.24 of the off-reservation model code for the Wisconsin ceded territories, notice is given that fisher harvest zone A is to be closed to further fisher harvest commencing Monday February 2, 2015.  The tribal harvest quota has been achieved and there remain no fisher available for harvest in this zone.

This closure is being issued 5 days in advance so that trappers may be informed of the closure and given sufficient time to pull and fisher traps from Zone A and register any fishers.

The management units which are included in Zone A are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 22.  A map of fisher management zones

 

7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on tribal night hunting

 

http://globalnews.ca/news/1490361/tailings-pond-breach-at-mount-polley-mine-near-likely-bc/

 

Freshwater Fish Preservation

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. Physical copies of the Maps were provided to tribal registration stations and other locations on reservation for the spring harvest.

 

 

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.

Notes and Methods Used in Development of Vulnerable Stream Analysis

Surface waters potentially filled by iron mining given provisions of AB1/SB1

 

Outreach programs and classes

2015 Winter Camp Application—March 14-15 @ Red Cliff, WI. Come join in on the fun

 

Trapper Education Class—March 14-15 @ Lac Courte Oreilles

 

WDNR Safety Classes

 

Native Report coverage of Summer Youth Camp

 

2014 Summer Camp Photos

 

 

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.

 

Affirming and implementing the rights

Great Lakes fishery

    - Report Tagged Fish

    - Report Ghost Net
Inland fishery

Inland lakes mercury levels
Wildlife
Wild plants

Wild rice (Manoomin)
Environment

Enforcement
Invasive species
Language & culture

Mining

Forest Pests