Publications

Program Highlights - Annual FRTEP program reports

2008

Veggies for Nevada Kids
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Nevada Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Youth and Families
This program addresses the nutrition needs of Native American children and childhood obesity.  Project goals are to 1) increase awareness of and exposure to a variety of vegetables and fruits,...
2008 4-H After School Program
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Wind River Agriculture, 4-H, Environment and Natural Resources, Gardening, Leadership, Youth and Families
4-H programs across the country have been offering youth opportunities to grow in citizenship, leadership, and life skills for decades. The four “H’s”, which stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health...
Science Engineering & Technology Education
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Colville 4-H, Science and Technology, Youth and Families
WSU Colville Reservation Extension promotes positive youth development through the development of 4-H clubs in each of the 4 districts on the Colville Reservation. In 2008, 4-H is committed to...
Riding Helmet and Rider Safety Education
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Colville 4-H, Youth and Families
The Colville Tribal people have expressed a concern that there is a lack of horse knowledge among the area youth and this is important as horses are an important part of the Colvilles’ culture and...
Integrated Weed Control
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Colville Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources
Reservation lands are being over-run by non-native noxious weeds. The tribal people prefer to control weeds as naturally as possible and to be as safe and cautious as possible when utilizing...
Agriculture in the Classroom in Indian Country
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Warm Springs Agriculture, 4-H, Gardening, Youth and Families
Tribal youth are being challenged today by modern lifestyles that detach them from natural resources and traditional agricultural understanding. In addition, the Warm Springs Tribal Council is...
Weed Management
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Warm Springs Agriculture, Community Resources and Economic Development
Noxious weeds continue to be a serious threat to the viability of western rangelands. Weeds can outcompete native plants, use water resources, and threaten native plant communities. The tribal...
Creek Nation 4-H
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Muscogee (Creek) Nation Agriculture, Leadership, Science and Technology, Youth and Families
The benefits of 4-H are well documented, these benefits include increased communication skills, positive self-image, moreeffective inter-personnel skills and increased public service. These skills...
Livestock Record Keeping
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Jicarilla Apache Animals, Community Resources and Economic Development
The need for tribal producers to keep good and accurate records is more important now than it has been in the past: With the increase in cost of production and low cattle prices, premise id,...
Get Active Eat Healthy
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Fort Berthold Agriculture, Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity
The Get Active Eat Healthy program addressed issues and habits that are contributing to an increased incidence of obesity and metabolic disorders among enrolled members and community members of Ft....
4-H Clubs Thriving in Northern Cheyenne, Montana
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Northern Cheyenne 4-H, Community Resources and Economic Development, Youth and Families
The first challenge is to start a traditional 4‐H Club, maintain its members and projects through a 4‐H year, participate in county activities, complete record books and grow the club. The second...
4-H and Healthy Lifestyles on the Fort Peck Reservation
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Fort Peck Agriculture, 4-H, Community Resources and Economic Development, Leadership, Youth and Families
Fort Peck Reservation Extension Program aims to address the needs for sustainment of traditional Assiniboine and Sioux values and practices. It also works to teach much needed life skills via 4-H...
Back to Basics Gardening Nutrition and Education
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Fort Belknap Agriculture, Community Resources and Economic Development, Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity
In FY2005, Fort Belknap Indian Health Service Unit’s Ten-Leading Causes of Direct Outpatient care are all diet related diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer. In FY2006 Montana Vital...
Preserving Nutritious Foods and Food Safety
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Flathead Agriculture, Community Resources and Economic Development, Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity
With the prevalence of diabetes in Native American people and obesity problems nationwide there is a need across the country and locally to increase availability of fresh, nutritious fruits and...
Junior Agricultural Loan Program
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Blackfeet Agriculture, Community Resources and Economic Development, Finances, Youth and Families
There is an increasing decline in the number of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation that are interested in agriculture and carrying on the family ranch and farms. The main three reasons identified are...
Agriculture - Where It Begins
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Choctaw Animals, 4-H, Crops, Gardening
The Choctaw tribe is located in central and southern Mississippi. The vast majority of tribal members live in rural areas where exposure to agriculture and many of the state’s natural resources are...
Agriculture and Natural Resources Education
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Fond du Lac, Leech Lake Water, Community Resources and Economic Development, Environment and Natural Resources, Gardening, Leadership, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Youth and Families
This program seeks to identify and map existing needs and available resources related to species of significance to A.Iculture and the quality of the environment related to supporting sustainable use...
Advancing Horticultural Programming
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Bay Mills 4-H, Community Resources and Economic Development, Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Youth and Families
The Michigan Federally-recognized Tribes Extension Project (FRTEP) seeks to support the health, well-being, financialindependence and cultural preservation of four Michigan Indian tribes through the...
Horsemanship
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Nez Perce Animals, 4-H, Community Resources and Economic Development
The Nez Perce Tribe has developed its own breed of horse and horse registry. The horse is an important part of the Nez Perceculture and history and the Tribe owns over 50 horses. The Tribe wants its...
Planning for the Passing of Reservation Lands to Future Generations
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Nez Perce Community Resources and Economic Development
The federal government recently passed new rules about how trust land can be inherited and many Indian people have not done estate planning and do not understand how land can be inherited.  This...
Tribal Youth Weed Mapping and Noxious Weed Control
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Fort Hall Agriculture, 4-H, Environment and Natural Resources
Noxious weeds include any plant of foreign origin that can directly or indirectly injure crops, natural resources, livestock, wildlife and/or the general public. Noxious weeds cost the Fort Hall...
4-H Seminole Indian Youth Livestock and Youth at Risk
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Seminole Tribe Animals, 4-H, Community Resources and Economic Development, Leadership, Youth and Families
Native American youth are exposed to a number of “youth at risk” factors which may lead consequently to altercations with law
Record Keeping Training and Program Assessment for Native American Livestock Producers
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Navajo Nation Agriculture, Animals, Community Resources and Economic Development, Finances
This program addresses the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service’s (CSREES) Strategic Goal 4:Enhance Protection and Safety of the Nation’s Agriculture and Food Supply. The...
Shiprock Farmers Market
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | Navajo Nation Agriculture, Crops, Community Resources and Economic Development, Gardening
Navajo farmers have difficulties in marketing their fresh grown produce. Though, the local flea market existed, they have relied on roadside stands. Most have parked anywhere near the main highways...
Junior Master Gardening Internship Program
Updated 9 years 34 weeks ago | San Carlos Apache 4-H, Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity
One of the San Carlos Extension's 4-H youth development programs is a Junior Master Gardening Internship Program called  Building Bridges.  Last school year 2007-08, the University of...