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

  • Natural Resource Management

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    Fort Hall Extension - Fort Hall
    The Fort Hall Reservation is comprised of approximately 344,942 acres of rangeland.  These rangelands require development and implementation of updated methods to manage this valuable resource.  As of 2005, the Fort Hall rangelands had not been inventoried since 1963.  To address this issue, the extension office took the lead in developing a Rangeland Inventory Request for Proposal to secure funding through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to begin a project of this magnitude. ... 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

  • Pyramid Lake Project Office on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation

    Nevada Cooperative Extension - Nevada
    The community vitality, both economic and social, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation is strongly dependent on agriculture, natural resources, and environmental protection due to its reliance on Pyramid Lake and surrounding lands which are heavily impacted by the adjacent Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (the "Tribe"), EIRP, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension ("UNCE") Washoe County Office have insufficient funding on their own to establish a... more

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

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    Window Rock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Navajo ranchers and farmers need dependable information and education to enhance their efficiency and productivity. The focus and goal of the Navajo Nation Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) is to challenge and improve certain existing production and marketing practices so that the people can realize needed benefits. Many producers engage in management strategies that are based neither on traditional methodologies nor contemporary best practices. The result is loss of income... 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

  • 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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    2 years 3 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    3 years 10 weeks ago
    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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    3 years 49 weeks ago
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    4 years 1 week 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 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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    4 years 21 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 29 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 10 hours ago
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    5 years 1 week 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...