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

  • Hopi Pu'tavi Project - Community Development

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    Several programs are umbrella under Hopi Pu'tavi Project, a 501(c3) Non-Profit for Youth and Community Development. The Tuhisma Hopi Arts & Crafts Market provides Hopi Artists an important on-reservation outlet for their work. The benefit to the Hopi is worth about $150,000 over two days. So'oh's Tunatya is teaching youth & adults basic and advanced silversmithing, Hopi pottery, and other crafts in order for them to be able to make a living on the reservation. Basic computer classes... more

  • Costa Rica Eco Study Tour

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    Cherokee youth have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica each year for international experiences in cultural exchange and learning about the environment and sustainable practices. Cherokee Extension prepare the youth for travel through an extensive educational series monthly classed from January to June. Thi stravel experience has allowed Cherokee youth to grow in their understanding of environmental issues and cultural appreciation. 2006 youth participants initiated a community recycling... more

  • Navajo Extension Partnership Program

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    In efforts to maximize the use of available resources for the Tri-state Extension Programs, a partnership has been established to clearly focus on priorities and enhance program delivery. The Navajo Extension Partnership (NEP) will provide strategies for extension programs with favorable results and accomplishments. 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

  • Environmental Education

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Environmental education is a high priority for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Extension Educator provided hands-on educational experiences for the youth within the boundaries of the Nation. The youth gathered data from local water resources, learned about preventing non-point source pollution and studied stream ecology. Building and launching hydro-rockets capped off the water quality camp. more

  • Pesticide applicator training to private and government applicators

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    One of the natural resource goals of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation (CSKT) is to control noxious weeds on Indian lands. The tribes own and manage approximately 825,000 acres of land. Nearly 60% (495,000 acres) of that area is infested with noxious weeds. more

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    7 years 42 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    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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    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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    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 22 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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    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...