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

  • Education programs

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    Food safety education to Kicking Horse Job Corps (after receiving ServSafe certification): Students between the ages of 15-19 enroll in Kicking Horse Job Corps Center from around the U.S. on a weekly basis. To help with the concern for a standard food safety course in the culinary arts at the Job Corps, I began offering a quarterly class to provide training in food safety, causes of food borne illness, control of food through the flow of food, food safety, and helping them understand Hazard... more

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Hualapai Extension - Hualapai Nation
    The 4-H program has a long and proud history in Peach Springs. Members of the Buck-N-Doe club continue to raise prize-winning animals and vegetables. The office is also working with both tribal schools on the Reservation to foster skills in gardening and animal husbandry. Finally, the office assists with annual youth camping trips in the Grand Canyon. more

  • The Rockin' 4-H Cattle Club

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    This club incorporates Farm Service Agency youth loans, tribal Range and Ag. field work, and Extension education. Youth have purchased cattle pairs in the spring of 2006, and are working on growing their own herd by learning animal health, animal handling, and livestock production and management. more

  • 4-H Challenge

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Challenge is an experiential youth development program where groups enjoy adventure activities such as Portable Team Challenges, Low and High Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and Canoeing. The program gives an opportunity & asks groups to work together in a safe environment as they solve the challenges presented by the course. Participants grow and learn about themselves as they strive for accomplishments previously thought impossible. more

  • Agriculture

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    Diné College - Navajo Nation
    Build the local knowledge base, promote community leadership and volunteer work, connect producers with resources, improve problem-solving skills, and increase youth participation in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. 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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    8 years 20 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 20 weeks ago
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    8 years 25 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 45 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 45 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 5 days 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 23 weeks ago
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    9 years 25 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...