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

  • Pesticide applicator training to private and government applicators

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    One of the natural resource goals of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation (CSKT) is to control noxious weeds on Indian lands. The tribes own and manage approximately 825,000 acres of land. Nearly 60% (495,000 acres) of that area is infested with noxious weeds. 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

  • 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

  • 4-H Youth Development

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    The tribe operates its own 4H program with the assistance of the MSU Extension Service Agent. The Choctaw Tribe recognizes that children are the future. The Tribe wants to open the minds of children so that they will be productive citizens on or off the reservation. The tribal 4H program conducts an annual fishing rodeo, has an entomology club, fashion club and a host of other activities you will find in most 4H programs across the south. One of the strategies for the tribal program is that of... more

  • Irrigation Water Measurement

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    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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    4 years 12 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 17 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 38 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 38 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 45 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 16 weeks ago
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    5 years 17 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...