Indian Country Extension Offices

About Indian Country Extension

This term identifies Cooperative Extension work that occurs in Indian Country — on American Indian reservations, in tribal communities and tribal colleges. This nonformal, knowledge-based educational programming is grounded in the philosophy established in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. The teaching is conducted by faculty, extension agents/educators and other associated employees of the extension organizations within land grant universities and colleges; tribal colleges and tribal governments.

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Program Showcase

  • Summer Camp

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Muscogee (Creek) Nation youth had the opportunity to attend a summer camp that lasted for three days. The event took place on the Okmulgee Career Tech Campus of Oklahoma State University. The camp activities focused on Creek culture and history. Youth participated in workshops on art, music, story telling, language, games, crafts and food that are connected to their Native American culture. One evening the youth and some adult volunteers held a stomp dance. An active game of stickball... more

  • Natural Resource Management

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Reservation is comprised of approximately 344,942 acres of rangeland.  These rangelands require development and implementation of updated methods to manage this valuable resource.  As of 2005, the Fort Hall rangelands had not been inventoried since 1963.  To address this issue, the extension office took the lead in developing a Rangeland Inventory Request for Proposal to secure funding through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to begin a project of this magnitude. ... more

  • 4-H Project Materials and School Enrichment Activities

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    In the past 4 years, the extension program aide planned and implemented three school enrichment projects: OUTPUTS: 1. Horse of Course reached 126 K-8 students in the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School. This course, during fall term, was a basic equine class covering all aspects of horse management and understanding. The class covered breeds, colors, anatomy, feeds and safety. The horse program improved student attendance and behaviour throughout the six week program. more

  • Beef and Buffalo Production

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Reservation Tribal and non-Tribal members run approximately 10,000 head of cattle on the expansive rangelands of the reservation.  There is a great need for education in the area of beef management and production to improve pregnancy rates, herd health and nutrition.  To meet these needs, an advisory committee was developed.  The committee is utilized every year to develop and implement beef programs for the community.  These programs include an annual bull... more

  • Entrepreneurship

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    Coeur d' Alene Extension - Coeur d' Alene
    Small business development is a priority for the Coeur d'Alene Reservation. In 2006, with funding from an internal University of Idaho Community Development grant, the Extension Educator collaborated with Tribal Social Services and Planning staff and the University's Social Science Research Unit to develop a survey to determine technical assistance needs for would-be entrepreneurs. more

  • 4-H Challenge

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Challenge is an experiential youth development program where groups enjoy adventure activities such as Portable Team Challenges, Low and High Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and Canoeing. The program gives an opportunity & asks groups to work together in a safe environment as they solve the challenges presented by the course. Participants grow and learn about themselves as they strive for accomplishments previously thought impossible. more

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    5 years 13 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    Fort Hall is the home of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and has 4,560 enrolled members.  The Fort Hall Indian Reservation is comprised of 544,000 acres.  Approximately 344,942 of these acres...
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    5 years 39 weeks ago
    Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) is situated on the southeastern shore of Lake Superior, on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation, which is located in Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula.
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    5 years 39 weeks ago
    The Hopi Reservation Extension Office works with Hopi Tribal Government partners like the Office of Range Management and the Hopi Office of Youth Affairs, and with non-governmental partners such as...
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    5 years 46 weeks ago
    This term identifies Cooperative Extension work that occurs in Indian Country — on American Indian reservations, in tribal communities and tribal colleges. This nonformal, knowledge-based...
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    MSU Flathead Reservation Extension Office partnered with MSU Lake County Extension to offer the first Master Food Preserver class in Montana in over 25 years.  With the increase in gardening...