Publications

Indian Country Extension publications listed by publication year.

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2008

Creek Nation 4-H | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 are typically those very skills Native American youth need improvement in. Making the benefits of 4-H... Read more
Livestock Record Keeping | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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, potential disease transfer and the need for records to be kept to participate in many agriculture assistance... Read more
Get Active Eat Healthy | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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. Berthold Reservation. Read more
4-H Clubs Thriving in Northern Cheyenne, Montana | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 challenge is to get a club strong enough torecruit new members. One of the last and most significant... Read more
4-H and Healthy Lifestyles on the Fort Peck Reservation | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 programs to Fort Peck Reservation Youth and families. This is needed to create healthy communities,... Read more
Back to Basics Gardening Nutrition and Education | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 Statistics Report, published by the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services indicates... Read more
Preserving Nutritious Foods and Food Safety | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 vegetables for families and communities. On the Flathead Indian Reservation there are 650 reported cases... Read more
Junior Agricultural Loan Program | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 lack of interest, knowledge and money. Read more
Agriculture - Where It Begins | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 limited. A very high percentage of tribal families live and work in these rural communities. With... Read more
Agriculture and Natural Resources Education | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 of native species on Leech Lake Reservation and the Fond du Lac Reservation. With this information... Read more
Advancing Horticultural Programming | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 creation of a full-time Tribal Extension Educator position that will assist the tribes in advancing... Read more
Horsemanship | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 members to have a “connection” to the horses. Many tribal members do not own a horse and most do not... Read more
Planning for the Passing of Reservation Lands to Future Generations | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 topic relates to the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (AIPRA). Read more
Tribal Youth Weed Mapping and Noxious Weed Control | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 Reservation thousands of dollars every year due to decreased land and forage values, injury to people... Read more
4-H Seminole Indian Youth Livestock and Youth at Risk | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 Read more
Record Keeping Training and Program Assessment for Native American Livestock Producers | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 Navajo Nation encompasses around 14.7 million acres in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Reservation... Read more
Shiprock Farmers Market | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 and have caused traffic hazards. Due to these problems, the Shiprock Farmers Market was established... Read more
Junior Master Gardening Internship Program | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 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 Arizona Cooperative Extension and the San Carlos Diabetes Prevention Program introduced a wonderful... Read more
Livestock and Range Workshops | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
San Carlos Apache Animals, Community Resources and Economic Development, Finances
Improving the operations of cattle producers on the San Carlos Apache Reservation is a goal of the San Carlos Extension office. The San Carlos Extension's  held 3 workshops for cattle producers in 2008 in order to provide education to tribal cattle produces about breeding efficiency,... Read more
School Gardens | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
Hualapai Nation Agriculture, Community Resources and Economic Development, Gardening
This program addresses the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service’s (CREES) Strategic Goal 6 to “Protect and Enhance the Nation’s Natural resource Base and Environment.” There was no history of diabetes recorded within the Hualapai Nation prior to the 1970’s. As soda, fast and... Read more
Understanding Traditional Foods Security of Hopi Single Parent Female Headed Households | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
Hopi Tribe Agriculture, Crops, Community Resources and Economic Development, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Youth and Families
In the last 30 years the Hopi nation, like many other American Indian nations, suffered a huge increase in diet-related diseases stemming from obesity, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. How Hopi women define, access and use traditional Hopi foods is based on an interaction of community... Read more
Protection of Traditional Hopi Foods | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
Hopi Tribe Crops, Community Resources and Economic Development, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Youth and Families
This program seeks to provide information to land managers and users about the traditional Hopi food uses of native plants, and develope printed material for land users. The program results are compiled in a publication called Hopi Native Edible Plants by Max Taylor. Read more
Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
Colorado River Indian Tribes 4-H, Leadership, Science and Technology
This program addresses the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service’s (CSREES) Strategic Goal 2 to “Enhance the Competitiveness and Sustainability of Rural and Farm Economies” and Strategic Goal 3 to support “Increased Economic Opportunities and Improved Quality of Life in Rural... Read more
Community Education Programs | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
Cherokee Community Resources and Economic Development, Gardening
Examples of Community Education Programs are the Smoky Mountain Beekeepers, Tsa La Gi Master Gardeners and the Cherokee Native Plant Study Group. Opportunities are for adults to participate in informal education are few in the remote Appalachian Mountains. Education can lead to a better quality of... Read more
Backyard Ramp Patch Project | Program Highlight | Updated 9 years 17 weeks ago
Cherokee Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Gardening, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Ramps are a native wild onion that grows in the Appalachian mountains and a favorite wild food gathered in the early Read more