Great Lakes Agency
Kimberly Bouchard, Superintendent
Gerald Walhovd, Deputy Superintendent-Trust Services
The Great Lakes Agency was established in 1894 at La Pointe on Madeline Island in the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior-the largest fresh water lake in the world. In 1943 the Agency was moved to Ashland, Wisconsin on the southern shore of Chequamegon Bay. Until the mid 1970's the Agency provided direct services to all the tribes located in the States of Wisconsin and Michigan. Today, the Agency continues to serve as the headquarters from which the Bureau's responsibilities to Federally recognized tribes are carried out. The Agency has primary responsibility for the government to government relationship for ten of the eleven Federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin including six Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa, and four additional tribes.