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

  • Agriculture

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    A Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eductation (SARE) grant was used to develop a tool to create a V shaped furrow for harvesting rainwater. It might be useful to Hopi farmers during years of drought by increasing moisture availability. Improved recordkeeping will allow Hopi ranchers to better manage their herds and range units. The information that they collect can be used to make wise choices. more

  • Use of Traditional Foods by Hopi Female Headed Households to Increase Food Security

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    This multi-partner study surveyed the experiences of single Hopi mothers in using and accessing traditional food through an Appreciative Inquiry approach. The use of traditional foods had positive impacts on a variety of community capitals: natural, cultural, human, social, and financial. Important informal mechanisms are in place to make sure that single mothers can access traditional foods. The use of traditional foods decreases with age. Ways to increase the use of traditional foods by... 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

  • Youth Development

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    Coeur d' Alene Extension - Coeur d' Alene
    Youth development is a major focus of the FRTEP - Coeur d'Alene Reservation program. FRTEP is a partner in the school district's After School Success Center, and offers 4-H enrichment activities twice weekly to approximately 35 third - fifth graders. Additionally, FRTEP has partnered with the Tribal Wellness Center for the last two summers as a committee member for their Rockin' the Rez summer camp, which serves nearly 200 students for five weeks. more

  • Youth learn why character counts

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    Rosebud Extension - Rosebud
    The South Dakota Character Counts: We Are All Relatives curriculum, as adapted from the Josephson Institute Character Counts program, uses Lakota culture and beliefs to help students realize their potential and their ability to effect change in their own lives. more

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    EFNEP's target audience is low-income families with young children in the household. Programs deliver education and hands on activities in the areas of Dietary Quality, Food Purchasing, Physical Activity and Food Safety. Although EFNEP does have a youth component, most of the educational programs are delivered to the head of the household who is responsible for food purchasing and food preparation for the family. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    4 years 18 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    4 years 23 weeks ago
    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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    4 years 43 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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    4 years 43 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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    4 years 50 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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    5 years 21 weeks ago
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    5 years 22 weeks ago
    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...