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

  • 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

  • Youth Development

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    Coeur d' Alene Extension - Coeur d' Alene
    Youth development is a major focus of the FRTEP - Coeur d'Alene Reservation program. FRTEP is a partner in the school district's After School Success Center, and offers 4-H enrichment activities twice weekly to approximately 35 third - fifth graders. Additionally, FRTEP has partnered with the Tribal Wellness Center for the last two summers as a committee member for their Rockin' the Rez summer camp, which serves nearly 200 students for five weeks. more

  • Traditional and Horse 4-H

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Extension office runs a very unique 4-H program.  Our 4-H classes are developed and taught by Nola Cates, Fort Hall 4-H director.  Nola is absolutely amazing with the kids and can teach anything from cooking to leather working.  Our 4-H classes are held three times a week all year.  We reach over 200 kids every year through these programming efforts.  more

  • Master Food Preserver

    Master Food Preserver
    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    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 comes the increased need for education in food safety and food preservation.  Master Food Preservers (MFP) serves to extend Extension's education programs in food safety and food preservation to adults and youth.  The MFP serves as a volunteer educator and resource person in the community to... more

  • 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

  • Center for Cherokee Plants

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    One of the exciting projects under development is the Center for Cherokee Plants. The Center will be a headquarters for growing culturally significant Cherokee plants. The Center will consist of a nursery and garden area for propagating and growing Cherokee traditional vegetables, wild edible plants, plants significant as Cherokee artisans' resources, and native plants for landscape revegitation projects and a building to house the Cherokee Traditional Crops Seed Bank. Public educational... 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 35 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 40 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 8 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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    4 years 8 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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    4 years 15 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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    4 years 38 weeks ago
  • Extension Program
    4 years 40 weeks ago
    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...