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The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is an agency of 11 Ojibwe tribes from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, all signatories to treaties retaining off-reservation treaty rights.
Nenda-gikendamang ningo-biboonagak (We Seek to Learn Throughout the Year) is directed toward language acquisition and preservation for the 11 member tribes of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.
"Giishpin ganawendaman gidinwewininaan, giga-ganawenimig aadizookaan gaaganawendang Anishinaabemowin."
("If you take care of the language, the spirit-keeper of the language will take care of you.")
• GLIFWC is committed to the implementation of its members' off-reservation treaty rights to fish, hunt, and gather in the ceded territories.
• GLIFWC is committed to the preservation and enhancement of the natural resources so harvest opportunities will be available for generations to come.
• GLIFWC strives to infuse Ojibwe culture and values into all aspects of its work.