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

  • 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

  • Arrow weed Control Program

    Arrowweed growing along CRIT irrigation ditches
    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    The CRIT Agent is cooperating with Dr. William McCloskey - University of Arizona Extension Weed Specialist - on a study testing environmentally sensitive methods of controlling Arrowweed along irrigation ditches throughout the CRIT Reservation. more

  • Agriculture In the Classroom

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    Fourth graders from the Warm Springs Elementary School come once a month to learn about an ag. related topic. A live agricultural project provides a foundation for youth to learn about ag. production, as well as develop life skills such as reading and math. The project for 2006 was raising two feeder pigs to finish. The project for 2007 will be a vegetable garden. more

  • Agriculture

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    Diné College - Navajo Nation
    Build the local knowledge base, promote community leadership and volunteer work, connect producers with resources, improve problem-solving skills, and increase youth participation in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. more

  • 4-H Project Materials and School Enrichment Activities

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    Northern Cheyenne Extension - Northern Cheyenne
    In the past 4 years, the extension program aide planned and implemented three school enrichment projects: OUTPUTS: 1. Horse of Course reached 126 K-8 students in the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School. This course, during fall term, was a basic equine class covering all aspects of horse management and understanding. The class covered breeds, colors, anatomy, feeds and safety. The horse program improved student attendance and behaviour throughout the six week program. 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

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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 48 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 21 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 28 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...