Great Lakes Lifeways Institute

Embracing Regional Traditions, Land, Arts and Culture


Join us! Help us accomplish our mission by membership, donations, and volunteering!


Current Initiatives

   Place Based Education

    Wild Rice Restoration   

Events and Programs

    Events Calendar  

Media & Publications

    Black Ash Basketry Film


Past Projects

     Voyageur Canoe

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Yes! I want to help preserve our region’s natural & cultural heritage.

Every donation helps! None are too small.

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Support what you value...

The work of the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute is only possible because of the generosity, support and passion of people like you. We invite you to join us in enriching lives today and making a valuable investment for future generations. As a nonprofit organization we would be honored to have your support in preserving our region’s unique heritage and natural history. All contributions are tax deductible.

By becoming a member of the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute, you can take an active role in the work of our organization.   Institute members receive program discounts, regular email updates on upcoming events and workshops and get invitations to exclusive Institute special events and programs.  Your membership will directly support our work of sharing and preserving our region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. 


Wish List:

Below is a list of goods that we currently need. All donations including items, services, and financial contributions are tax deductible!

  1. -Digital Projector for public talks and presentations

  2. -Two new Macbook Pro laptops to equip staff

  3. -12 tables and 24 benches for GLTAG event

  4. -6 to 10 canopies and wall tents for GLTAG and other public events

  5. -4 Large wooden toolboxes for transporting supplies to events

  6. -Hand tools of any type for workshops

  7. -3 Garmin Map 76 GPS units

Volunteer Opportunities:

Contact us if you would like to volunteer your time and effort! Volunteering is a great way to make a difference, meet like minded folks, and learn by doing...