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

  • Agriculture

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    Choctaw tribal members have traditionally been an agriculture rich society. Even to this day, the Choctaw tribe takes in more than 400 applications for the tribal garden program each year. Producing ones own food is an activity that will surely be a part of Choctaw culture for many years to come. With the help of the FRTEP, the tribe will not suffer in gaining those technological advances that Mississippi State University research produces each year. 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

  • Forestry

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    The Tribe owns approximately 40,000 acres of land, with a large portion covered in mixed pine and hardwood stands of timber. As with any commodity, the business of timber management is an ever-evolving enterprise. With the implementation of the latest research information in the form of Extension programs brought to the tribe, they are better suited to make decisions that will affect the short and long term plans of the tribal forest resources. 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

  • Improved Pasture Seeding Reclaims Russian Knapweed Infested Land.

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    Russian knapweed (Centuarea repens) infests thousands of acres of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. This highly competitive noxious weed is difficult and expensive to eradicate. Herbicide alone does not bring abandoned crop lands back into production effectively. The Northern Cheyenne FRTEP extension agent implemented prescribed rehabilitation strategies suggested by noxious weed researchers Tom Whitson, PhD and Roger Sheley PhD. 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 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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    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...