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

  • UNM Farm/Ranch Safety Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education staff member, Dr. Deborah Helitzer received a grant from University of Texas to conduct a research study regarding injury prevention on the Navajo reservation within Shiprock Agency. This five-year grant comprises of a survey questionnaire study of the safety practices on the Navajo reservation in the first year as a pre-test, conducted by a group of individuals, consisting mainly of the Farm Board and the... 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

  • Navajo Extension Partnership Program

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    In efforts to maximize the use of available resources for the Tri-state Extension Programs, a partnership has been established to clearly focus on priorities and enhance program delivery. The Navajo Extension Partnership (NEP) will provide strategies for extension programs with favorable results and accomplishments. more

  • Lakota Youth Day

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    Rosebud Extension - Rosebud
    In 2004, this Office established a Lakota Youth Day in the Spring that is targeted to youth ages 8-18 years to expose them to tribal programs and positive activities that are available on the Reservation, including 4-H, the Boys & Girls Club, the Youth Affairs Archery Club, and Rodeo. In the past two years 350 youth have participated in the day’s events and a new 4-H club with 5 members was established from the event. more

  • Master Food Preserver

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    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 comes the increased need for education in food safety and food preservation.  Master Food Preservers (MFP) serves to extend Extension's education programs in food safety and food preservation to adults and youth.  The MFP serves as a volunteer educator and resource person in the community to... more

  • Mini Society: Youth education

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    After school program - Mini Society: Eighteen students between 4th and 5th grade attended Mini Society. The curriculum was developed by Marilyn L. Kourilsky and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Inc. for youth empowerment and self sufficiency. Students learned business development, management, competition, supply/demand, checking account operation, scarcity, and advertising, as well as running town council meetings. Students created their own flag and currency. 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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    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...