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

  • 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

  • Indian Health Service Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Dr. Chris Percy with the Health Promotions & Disease Prevention department stressed the need for health education and activities for the local communities and allocated some dollars to this effect. The goals of this project are to: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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    8 years 47 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 47 weeks ago
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    8 years 52 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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    9 years 20 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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    9 years 20 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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    9 years 27 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 50 weeks ago
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    9 years 51 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...