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Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development


Working with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Odanah, Wisconsin, USA

Heidi Cook was placed with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), an organization of eleven Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. She learned about the implementation of Treaties between the Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) and the United States government, in particular with regard to resource co-management.

She also participated in biological assessments of Siscowet trout of Lake Superior and cultural projects including recipe testing for a traditional foods cookbook.