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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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    The San Carlos 4-H Program serves youth on the reservation, with traditional 4-H clubs, collaboration with community agencies, and school enrichment programs. Club programs include arts and crafts, archery and hunting, gardening, horse, and steer. An average of 30 youth participate each year in these clubs. The 4-H program has collaborated with Boys and Girls Club and Diabetes Prevention to provide nutritional training for staff and family fun night nutrition and exercise 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

  • 4-H Afterschool Program

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    Pine Ridge Extension - Pine Ridge
    The national 4-H Afterschool program was the main avenue for teen leadership training this year.  The Pine Ridge office developed modules and conducted training with 15 teens at Crazy Horse High School in Medicine Root District on Pine Ridge Reservation, and subsequently placed 6 of these teens as leaders for the Lakota Quillwork program, funded in part by the SDSU 4-H Afterschool grant.  A total of 43 youth participated in this program, learning the tradition lore and history of... more

  • Environmental Education

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Environmental education is a high priority for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The Extension Educator provided hands-on educational experiences for the youth within the boundaries of the Nation. The youth gathered data from local water resources, learned about preventing non-point source pollution and studied stream ecology. Building and launching hydro-rockets capped off the water quality camp. 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

  • Outreach to Other Programs

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    San Carlos Extension - San Carlos Apache
    The San Carlos extension agent has offered outreach to San Carlos Tribal Farms, the Spay Neuter Planning Committee, and the Livestock Homeland Security Committee. She provided soil and crop recommendations, farm budgeting analysis, as well as insect control technical assistance, to the Tribal hay farm and is coordinating research with the University of Arizona on ethanol production at the farm. 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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    4 years 26 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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    4 years 51 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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    5 years 6 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...