Resource: Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Magazine
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Title: Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Magazine
Resource type: Journal/magazine
Topics: Ecosystems, Land Use, Statewide/Global, Water
Keywords: native americans, natural resources
Audience: All
Region: Minnesota Statewide, Outside Minnesota
Summary: A free quarterly newspaper is available related to Native American resource management in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Content: Mazina'igan is a free, quarterly, large-format, picture-filled newsletter published by the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC). GLIFWC comprises 11 sovereign tribal governments, located throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Its purposes are: to protect and enhance treaty-guaranteed rights to hunt, fish, and gather on inland territories ceded under the Chippewa treaties of 1836, 1837, 1842, and 1854; to protect and enhance treaty guaranteed fishing on the Great Lakes; and to provide cooperative management of these resources.

For example, articles in the 24-page Winter 2001-2002 issue of Mazina'igan covered a wide range of wildlife and fisheries management issues examined from ecological, economic and cultural perspectives, including articles on wild rice, raspberries, lake trout, fishers [the animal], deer, elk, moose, pine boughs, wild cranberries, walleye, and zebra mussels. The newsletter also contains several features on Ojibwe / Chippewa / Anishinabe culture and history, and included a calendar with months in the Ojibwe language.

GLIFWC's web site contains a variety of additional resources, such as an Exotic Plant Information Center (at, mercury maps related to fish consumption, and other publications.

For a free subscription to Mazina'igan, send e-mail to, call 715/682-6619, or write to Mazina'igan, P.O. Box 9, Odanah, WI 54861.

Also see excellent on-line pollution prevention resources for tribes at with resources, case studies and local tribal contacts in the areas of:

golf courses
health care facilities
mining and drilling
resource conservation
service industry
waste management

Suggested by: Philipp Muessig
Added: 12/31/01
Updated: 05/13/11