Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 6022 Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission To assist them in effectively managing off- reservation resources and treaty seasons, the Ojibwe bands formed the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC). GLIFWC is an intertribal agency which facilitates inter- tribal co-management of off-reservation resour- ces and treaty harvests in the 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territories in Wisconsin, the 1837 Ceded Territory in Minnesota and the 1836 and 1842 Ceded Territories in Michigan as well as treaty commercial fishing in Lake Superior. GLIFWC is guided by its Board of Commis- sioners, composed of representatives from all member tribes, along with two standing com- mittees, the Voigt Intertribal Task Force and the Great Lakes Indian Fisheries Committee. These committees advise the Board on issues relating to inland treaty rights and Lake Superior treaty fish- ing rights respectively. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC’s headquarters are located on the Bad River reservation in Wis- consin. Conservation officers are stationed near member reservations, and the Biological Services Division maintains a satellite office in Madison. GLIFWC maintains a permanent, full-time staff of about 83 employees, hiring seasonal part-time or temporary staff during seasons when addi- tional help is required. Biological Services Division Both resource assessment and monitoring of treaty harvests are the responsibility of GLIFWC’s Biological Services Division, which is divided into four sections, reflecting areas of primary concern to member tribes. These include the Lake Superior fishery, the inland fishery, wildlife/ waterfowl/wild plants, and the environment. Biological Services staff are involved with gathering and analyzing data and reviewing data collected by other agencies on the resources with- inpubliclandsandwatersoftheCededTerritories. This information and analysis provides a basis for member bands to make knowledgeable decisions regarding management of given resources, such as setting quotas and seasons for various species. Each section of Biological Services focuses on specific areas of resource management: The Great Lakes Section addresses issues pertaining to treaty reserved rights on Gichigami (Lake Superior) and participates in inter-agency forums that involve all the Great Lakes. The sec- tion is concerned with all Lake Superior waters ceded in the Treaty of 1842. This area extends from the Minnesota/Wisconsin state line to the mouth of the Chocolay River near Marquette, Michigan, and includes tributaries which sup- port anadromous giigoonh (fish). Staff moni- tor treaty commercial fishing harvests, carry out research activities, and perform annual stock assessments of fish populations. The Inland Fisheries Section attends to fishery issues in the inland waters of the ter- ritory ceded by the 1836, 1837 and 1842 Treaties (except Lake Superior). Spring and fall walleye population surveys on speared, inland lakes and monitoring the tribal fish Dewe’igan—Drum. GLIFWC Board of Com- missioners’ meetings open and close with Dewe’igan songs. To the left, the singers are joined by two Anishinaabe youth, Aandeg Schlender and Animikiins Stark.