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

  • Walker River Indian Reservation 4-H

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    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The Walker River Indian Reservation is located in west-central Nevada and is one of the three largest Indian reservations in the State of Nevada, located in Mineral, Lyon and Churchill Counties. A recent needs assessment of reservation households identified unemployment in the rural area as the number one community risk factor followed closely by alcohol and drug abuse. The Tribe has been a part of the FRTEP since about 1992 and has had several different agents on the reservation, which have... more

  • Agriculture

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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

  • Agriculture

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    A Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eductation (SARE) grant was used to develop a tool to create a V shaped furrow for harvesting rainwater. It might be useful to Hopi farmers during years of drought by increasing moisture availability. Improved recordkeeping will allow Hopi ranchers to better manage their herds and range units. The information that they collect can be used to make wise choices. 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

  • 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

  • Livestock and Range Management

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    This program provides outreach to 5 cattle associations, 2 tribal ranches, and 2 private ranchers on the San Carlos Apache Tribal Reservation in southeastern Arizona. Total cattle numbers are approximately 15,000 head of cattle, all of which are pastured on extensive rangelands. The program aims to educate cattle producers in improved cattle nutrition, breeding, livestock records, ranch financial management, horse production, and range management. more

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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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    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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    4 years 33 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...