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

  • Juniper treatments and range restoration

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    Warm Springs Extension - Warm Springs
    Areas from the reservation are treated each year for juniper removal, thus eliminating competition for grasses and underground water resources. This is a joint project with Extension, Tribal Range and Ag. and Forestry. Areas from the reservation are treated each year for juniper removal, thus eliminating competition for grasses and underground water resources. This is a joint project with Extension, Tribal Range and Ag. and Forestry. more

  • General Economic Development

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    The Seminole tribal leaders continuously evaluate new economic development approaches to their traditional agricultural operations. In 2005, the MacArthur Foundation with the assistance of FRTEP Agent, Mike Bond, donated 21 water buffalo to the tribe. The objective of this somewhat unique endeavor was to help tribal members develop a market for a growing demand for this healthy meat source in the public domain. In addition to their traditional markets in citrus, the tribe is now offering... 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

  • Community Development

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    Coeur d' Alene Extension - Coeur d' Alene
    Both the City of Plummer, the largest community on the Reservation and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe are in the process of assembling their Comprehensive plans. The FRTEP Educator facilitated a series of meetings, attended by over 80 participants that included goals, concerns, and values and vision activities. By combining Tribal and City resources in sponsoring these events, held between May, 2006 and November, 2006, both the Tribe and the City were able to gather rich input on the community's... more

  • Natural Resources and Agriculture

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    Extension strives to serve the ranching and agriculture communities, from cow-calf operations, horse programs, forage and cattle nutrition, to crops and horticulture. Programs have included; low stress livestock handling, carbon credits, livestock rotation systems, rangeland health, forage harvest and storage, tree and garden consultation. more

  • 4-H Challenge

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Challenge is an experiential youth development program where groups enjoy adventure activities such as Portable Team Challenges, Low and High Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and Canoeing. The program gives an opportunity & asks groups to work together in a safe environment as they solve the challenges presented by the course. Participants grow and learn about themselves as they strive for accomplishments previously thought impossible. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    3 years 34 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    4 years 40 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    5 years 27 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 27 weeks ago
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    5 years 32 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 7 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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    6 years 30 weeks ago
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    6 years 31 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...