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

  • 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

  • Mini Society: Youth education

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    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    After school program - Mini Society: Eighteen students between 4th and 5th grade attended Mini Society. The curriculum was developed by Marilyn L. Kourilsky and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Inc. for youth empowerment and self sufficiency. Students learned business development, management, competition, supply/demand, checking account operation, scarcity, and advertising, as well as running town council meetings. Students created their own flag and currency. more

  • Seminole 4-H Youth Development

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    Seminole Extension - Seminole Tribe
    Since 1995 the 4-H projects have increased in numbers and in subject areas giving the Seminole Youth many options for participation. In 1995 the youth were offered only Swine and Steer projects with 35 enrollees. Steer and Swine projects are still the most popular among the youth. However, with support from the tribe, FRTEP and the University of Florida Extension, 4-H offered 15 diverse project titles to Seminole youth in 2006 with 459 project enrollees. more

  • Agriculture

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    Diné College - Navajo Nation
    Build the local knowledge base, promote community leadership and volunteer work, connect producers with resources, improve problem-solving skills, and increase youth participation in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. more

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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    Fort Berthold Extension - Fort Berthold
    EFNEP's target audience is low-income families with young children in the household. Programs deliver education and hands on activities in the areas of Dietary Quality, Food Purchasing, Physical Activity and Food Safety. Although EFNEP does have a youth component, most of the educational programs are delivered to the head of the household who is responsible for food purchasing and food preparation for the family. 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

Latest Additions and Changes

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    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 31 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 36 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 4 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 4 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 11 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 35 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...