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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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    4-H is a program that provides experiential learning for youth. Kids learn a skill, do a project and apply to a real life situation. 4-H programs provide an outlet for youth to experience many diverse opportunities. Youth programs include; 4-H sheep project, archery, target shooting, digital photography, gardening, youth rodeos, horse judging, technology, consumer choice judging and other school enrichment programs. more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Revitalizing 4-H in Small Rural Schools

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Helping small rural schools within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation re-establish and revitalize their 4-H programs has been the goal of the Extension Educator this past year. The focus has been placed on one school in three different counties. These three counties have an 18% Native American population. The percentage of students who are Creeks is even higher. State 4-H Ambassadors provided workshops on 4-H projects, entertained with games, and shared their 4-H story with the youth. 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

  • Natural Resources

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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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    4 years 50 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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    5 years 23 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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    5 years 23 weeks ago
    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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    5 years 30 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...