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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Family and Consumer Sciences

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    Colville Extension - Colville
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs strengthen the relationship between individuals, families, and communities.  Workshops are offered featuring the latest research-based food preservation methods and safe handling of traditional native foods, low sugar jams and jellies, low salt pickling, and game meat and fish.  Nutrition and Lifeskills Education for both adults and youth offer opportunities to help people improve their person 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

Latest Additions and Changes

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    2 years 17 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    3 years 23 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    4 years 9 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    4 years 10 weeks ago
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    4 years 14 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 35 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 35 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 42 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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    5 years 13 weeks ago
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    5 years 14 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...