Credentials: Panelist, Agriculture & Negative Emissions
Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Rebecca Webster is an enrolled citizen of the Oneida Nation whose research interests focus on tribal governance and food sovereignty. Her philosophy is that every time an indigenous person plants a seed, that is an act of resistance, an assertion of sovereignty, and a reclamation of identity. Webster previously served the Oneida Nation as an attorney, providing legal advice for the Nation’s administration on government relations, jurisdiction concerns, and a wide variety of tribal land issues.
In addition to her academic interests, she grows heirloom traditional foods with her family on their 10-acre farmstead Ukwakhwa: Tsinu Niyukwayayʌthoslu (Our foods: Where we plant things) and with Ohe·láku (among the cornstalks), a co-op of Oneida families that grow Iroquois white corn together.