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

  • Center for Cherokee Plants

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    One of the exciting projects under development is the Center for Cherokee Plants. The Center will be a headquarters for growing culturally significant Cherokee plants. The Center will consist of a nursery and garden area for propagating and growing Cherokee traditional vegetables, wild edible plants, plants significant as Cherokee artisans' resources, and native plants for landscape revegitation projects and a building to house the Cherokee Traditional Crops Seed Bank. Public educational... 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

  • Family and Consumer Sciences

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs strengthen the relationship between individuals, families, and communities.  Workshops are offered featuring the latest research-based food preservation methods and safe handling of traditional native foods, low sugar jams and jellies, low salt pickling, and game meat and fish.  Nutrition and Lifeskills Education for both adults and youth offer opportunities to help people improve their person more

  • Arrow weed Control Program

    Arrowweed growing along CRIT irrigation ditches
    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    The CRIT Agent is cooperating with Dr. William McCloskey - University of Arizona Extension Weed Specialist - on a study testing environmentally sensitive methods of controlling Arrowweed along irrigation ditches throughout the CRIT Reservation. more

  • Agriculture

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    FRTEP continues to improve agriculture and natural resource management skills in order to enhance productivity, sustainability, and quality of rural life. Programming has included: more

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    The San Carlos 4-H Program serves youth on the reservation, with traditional 4-H clubs, collaboration with community agencies, and school enrichment programs. Club programs include arts and crafts, archery and hunting, gardening, horse, and steer. An average of 30 youth participate each year in these clubs. The 4-H program has collaborated with Boys and Girls Club and Diabetes Prevention to provide nutritional training for staff and family fun night nutrition and exercise programs. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    6 years 11 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    7 years 18 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 4 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    8 years 4 weeks ago
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    8 years 9 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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    8 years 29 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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    8 years 29 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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    8 years 36 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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    9 years 7 weeks ago
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    9 years 9 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...