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

  • 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

  • Environmental Education Initiatives

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    Pine Ridge Extension - Pine Ridge
    The Pine Ridge office has engaged in a number of environmental education initiatives.  South Dakota Rangeland Days is an annual event involving SDSU, Oglala Lakota College, NRCS and several other local partners; at the two regional events recently held  the Extension office helped plan and organize learning activities for ages 8-adult, in such topics as plant morphology and identification and range suitability for cattle or grouse habitat.   more

  • 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

  • Cherokee Farming and Gardening

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    Cherokee FRTEP provides technical assistance to Cherokee farmers and gardeners. The annual garden contest grows in popularity each year. In 2006, 54 Cherokee gardens were in the competition. Over the past 3 years, the Chief's Cherokee Family Garden Project has distributed 1250 garden kits and 1000 apple trees to families to promote traditional family gardening. Two new interest groups have formed and meet monthly in Cherokee, the Smoky Mountain Beekeepers and the Cherokee Native Plant Study... more

  • Agriculture

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    Choctaw tribal members have traditionally been an agriculture rich society. Even to this day, the Choctaw tribe takes in more than 400 applications for the tribal garden program each year. Producing ones own food is an activity that will surely be a part of Choctaw culture for many years to come. With the help of the FRTEP, the tribe will not suffer in gaining those technological advances that Mississippi State University research produces each year. more

  • Costa Rica Eco Study Tour

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    Cherokee youth have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica each year for international experiences in cultural exchange and learning about the environment and sustainable practices. Cherokee Extension prepare the youth for travel through an extensive educational series monthly classed from January to June. Thi stravel experience has allowed Cherokee youth to grow in their understanding of environmental issues and cultural appreciation. 2006 youth participants initiated a community recycling... more

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    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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    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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    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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    4 years 33 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...