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 and Natural Resource Management

    Cotton Harvest
    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Educational Field Days and demonstration trials were used to help Identify problems facing the production of established crops (alfalfa, cotton, seed crops and vegetables) and to determine appropriate solutions. This was accomplished in cooperation with the Area Ag Agent, Eric Norton. more

  • Cherokee Farming and Gardening

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    Cherokee Extension - Cherokee
    Cherokee FRTEP provides technical assistance to Cherokee farmers and gardeners. The annual garden contest grows in popularity each year. In 2006, 54 Cherokee gardens were in the competition. Over the past 3 years, the Chief's Cherokee Family Garden Project has distributed 1250 garden kits and 1000 apple trees to families to promote traditional family gardening. Two new interest groups have formed and meet monthly in Cherokee, the Smoky Mountain Beekeepers and the Cherokee Native Plant Study... 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

  • 4-H Youth Development

    4-H Youth
    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

  • Irrigation Water Measurement

    Irrigation Water Measurement Workshop
    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Agriculture on the Colorado River Indian Reservation is predominately flood irrigated with water delivered from the Colorado River via an extensive irrigation ditch system that extends over most of the irrigable lands.  In recent years, it has become increasingly important to measure and account for individual and total irrigation water use.  Extension partnered with CRIT and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Parker Valley Resource Conservation District, Bureau of... 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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    3 years 47 weeks ago
    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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    5 years 40 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    5 years 41 weeks ago
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    5 years 45 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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    6 years 13 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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    6 years 13 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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    6 years 20 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...