Rebecca R. Edler

Sustainability Coordinator, College of Menominee Nation

Rebecca is the Sustainability Coordinator at the Sustainable Development Institute – College of Menominee Nation. The College, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin, is a tribal college that serves both native and non-native students. Her work encompasses overseeing campus sustainability projects and personnel to ensure the integration of indigenous knowledge with academic understanding. Strategic planning, budget preparation, grant development, and reporting of the annual greenhouse gas inventory are part of her duties. In addition, she oversees grant funded research projects in the areas of food sovereignty, forest health, and climate change.

As part of the GLISA team, Rebecca will connect American Indian/Indigenous practitioners and scientists through sharing tribal understanding of scientific processes and addressing tribal cultural, social, environmental, and economic issues related to climate change impacts.

Rebecca holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling: Higher Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, and an Associate Degree in Supervisory Management. She holds the value of traditional American Indian teachings to be equal to degree certifications, and believes everyone has something to contribute.

Rebecca R. Edler