organization profile

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.

About Us

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) is a consortium of federally recognized Indian tribes in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The organization was chartered in 1965 as a non-profit, non-stock corporation under Wisconsin law, and is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Originally founded in 1963 as the Wisconsin Tribal Chairman’s Association, GLITC’s purpose was to provide a means by which member tribes could unite against the threat of termination and act as a mechanism for tribes to work through the challenges of governance and services for their communities.

Today, GLITC is recognized as a tribal organization under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act. Its mission has evolved to support member tribes in expanding self-determination efforts by providing services and assistance. GLITC uses a broad range of knowledge and experience to advocate for the improvement and unity of tribal governments, communities and individuals. The first four decades of GLITC's existence have demonstrated that there is strength in unity. Presenting a united face on issues of critical importance to all Indian communities has enabled tribes to deal more effectively with state and local governments, academic institutions and other agencies.

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for all Native people.

Who We Serve

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council provides services to Native Americans in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.