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 6024 Off-reservation, treaty enforcement GLIFWC’s Enforcement Division is com- posed of 20 full-time wardens. All full-time wardens are fully trained and certified conser- vation officers. In Wisconsin eight GLIFWC wardens are cross-deputized with the state for conservation enforcement. GLIFWC wardens monitor tribal hunting, fishing and gathering activities on off-reserva- tion ceded lands and waters. Stationed near all member reservations except the Fond du Lac reservation, GLIFWC wardens enforce codes adopted by each tribal council for off-reservation treaty seasons both inland and for the tribal commercial fishery in Michigan waters of Lake Superior. With the exception of criminal cases, violations are cited into the appropriate tribal court system for pros- ecution. The Fond du Lac Band provides its own off-reservation enforcement officers. In addition to seasonal enforcement duties, GLIFWC wardens participate in training sessions throughout the year in order to sharpen skills and keep current on enforcement issues. As certified safety instructors, GLIFWC’s law enforcement officers implement a commu- nity policing model that integrates outdoor skills and hunter, ATV, snowmobile and boater safety classes. With multiple programs, such as summer and winter camp, targeting tribal youth, they also offer conservation related programs to encour- age learning outdoor skills and pursuing conser- vation and law enforcement careers. GLIFWC officers work cooperatively with federal, state and local law enforcement officials. They have participated in joint rescue operations, regional drug busts, and investigations. Planning & Development The Planning and Development Division addresses the changing needs of member tribes in response to federal court rulings, increased demand for natural resources and social misper- ceptions held by the non-Indian community. One critical focus area for the Division has been the tribal commercial fishery in Gichigami. For generations tribal commercial fishermen have made a living from the bountiful lake dating back to the early fur trader era. Currently, they supply fresh fish, such as lake trout, whitefish and herring, to numerous family-owned restau- rants located throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. However, today tribal fishermen must compete in a global market. To meet this challenge, GLIFWC assisted tribal entrepreneurs in improving fish processing techniques, mar- keting capacity, and developing new value-added product lines. Similarly, GLIFWC seeks to assist native businesses that rely on manoomin (wild rice). Helping these small, family owned-and-operated businesses become more efficient improves their opportunities for growth and provides entrepre- neurship training for tribal youth. Gizhaadigewinini—game warden. A GLIFWC warden tags trapped nigigwag (otters) with CITES tags. CITES tags are a requirement under the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), an international agreement aimed at protecting some species that are traded on the interna- tional market.