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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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    The 4-H Youth Development program focuses on increasing youth perceptions of self worth, providing skills and knowledge for decision making that promote healthy lifestyles and the development of productive and ethical behavioral patterns. 4-H Youth Development programs existed in La Paz County and on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation prior to the establishment of the EIRP program and they continue to thrive today. The EIRP agent works with the County 4-H agent, Brent Strickland to... 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

  • Agriculture

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    FRTEP continues to improve agriculture and natural resource management skills in order to enhance productivity, sustainability, and quality of rural life. Programming has included: 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

  • Juniper treatments and range restoration

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    Areas from the reservation are treated each year for juniper removal, thus eliminating competition for grasses and underground water resources. This is a joint project with Extension, Tribal Range and Ag. and Forestry. Areas from the reservation are treated each year for juniper removal, thus eliminating competition for grasses and underground water resources. This is a joint project with Extension, Tribal Range and Ag. and Forestry. more

  • Indian Health Service Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Dr. Chris Percy with the Health Promotions & Disease Prevention department stressed the need for health education and activities for the local communities and allocated some dollars to this effect. The goals of this project are to: 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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    3 years 34 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    3 years 39 weeks 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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    4 years 7 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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    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 14 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...