Rebecca M Webster

Assistant Professor

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Webster, R. M. (2018). Food Reservations at the Reservation. In B. Fiedler (Ed.), Translating National Policy to Improve Environmental Conditions Impacting Public Health Through Community Planning.

Webster, R. M. (2017). Reconsidering blood quantum criteria for the expansion of tribal jurisdiction. In N. Hill & K. Rattertree (Eds.), The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.

Webster, R. M. (2016). This land can sustain us: Cooperative land use planning on the Oneida Reservation. Planning Theory and Practice, 17(1), pp. 9-34. doi: 10.1080/14649357.2015.1135250.

Webster, R. M. (2016, January). Tribal and Local Governments: Jurisdictional Challenges Within Shared Spaces. Wisconsin Lawyer, 899(1), pp. 22-31.

Webster, R. M. (2015). Service Agreements: Exploring payment formulas for tribal trust land on the Oneida Reservation. American Indian Quarterly, 39(4), pp. 347-363.

Webster, R. M., Adams, A., III, & Armstrong, D. (2015, May). An introduction: American Indian tribes and law in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Lawyer, 88(5), pp. 18-25.

Personal profile

Shekóli swakwe·kú. Kany^teklu ní· yúkyats. Dr. Rebecca M. Webster ohslunike. Wakkwáho niwaki?taló·t^. On^yote?a·ká ni wakuhutsyot^. Talukowane nitwakenu. (Hello everyone. My name is kany^teklu which means snow scattered here and there, trying to protect the land. My English name is Dr. Rebecca M. Webster. I am wolf clan. People of the Standing Stone is the land or earth I come from. I grew up near Duck Creek in Oneida, Wisconsin.)

I am an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation. Before coming to UMD, I served my tribe’s administration as an attorney focusing on intergovernmental relations and a variety of land use issues for 13 years. While I was an attorney, I taught classes internally within the tribal structure as well as classes at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Walden University

Award Date: Aug 23 2014

Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Award Date: Jun 2 2003

Research interests

  • American Indian studies
  • public policy
  • tribal administration
  • federal Indian law
  • tribal governance
  • food sovereignty
  • intergovernmental relationships

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Research Output

Food reservations at the reservation?

Webster, R., May 9 2018, Translating National Policy to Improve Environmental Conditions Impacting Public Health Through Community Planning. Springer International Publishing, p. 131-153 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Scopus citations

    This land can sustain us: cooperative land use planning on the Oneida Reservation

    Webster, R. M., Jan 2 2016, In : Planning Theory and Practice. 17, 1, p. 9-34 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Press / Media

    How Native Americans Are Fighting a Food Crisis

    Rebecca M Webster


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment