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

  • 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

  • 4-H & Youth Development

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    4-H is a program that provides experiential learning for youth. Kids learn a skill, do a project and apply to a real life situation. 4-H programs provide an outlet for youth to experience many diverse opportunities. Youth programs include; 4-H sheep project, archery, target shooting, digital photography, gardening, youth rodeos, horse judging, technology, consumer choice judging and other school enrichment programs. 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

  • Natural Resources

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    Hualapai Extension - Hualapai Nation
    The Peach Springs Extension Program has offered agriculture, natural resources, and 4-H youth development programs to the two Grand Canyon tribes since its establishment in 2002. After the Havasupai Tribe banished State university personnel from their Reservation in 2004, the office has worked exclusively with the Hualapai Tribe. more

  • 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

  • Pyramid Lake Project Office on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation

    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The community vitality, both economic and social, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is strongly dependent on agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection due to its reliance on Pyramid Lake and surrounding lands which are heavily impacted by the adjacent Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (the "Tribe"), EIRP, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension ("UNCE") Washoe County Office have insufficient funding on their own to establish a... 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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    7 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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    7 years 48 weeks ago
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    8 years 4 days 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 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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    8 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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    8 years 28 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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    8 years 51 weeks ago
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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...