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

  • Master Food Preserver

    Master Food Preserver
    Flathead Extension - Flathead
    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 comes the increased need for education in food safety and food preservation.  Master Food Preservers (MFP) serves to extend Extension's education programs in food safety and food preservation to adults and youth.  The MFP serves as a volunteer educator and resource person in the community to... more

  • Revitalizing 4-H in Small Rural Schools

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    Muscogee (Creek) Extension - Muscogee (Creek) Nation
    Helping small rural schools within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation re-establish and revitalize their 4-H programs has been the goal of the Extension Educator this past year. The focus has been placed on one school in three different counties. These three counties have an 18% Native American population. The percentage of students who are Creeks is even higher. State 4-H Ambassadors provided workshops on 4-H projects, entertained with games, and shared their 4-H story with the youth. more

  • UNM Farm/Ranch Safety Program

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    Shiprock Extension - Navajo Nation
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education staff member, Dr. Deborah Helitzer received a grant from University of Texas to conduct a research study regarding injury prevention on the Navajo reservation within Shiprock Agency. This five-year grant comprises of a survey questionnaire study of the safety practices on the Navajo reservation in the first year as a pre-test, conducted by a group of individuals, consisting mainly of the Farm Board and the... 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    7 years 20 weeks ago
    A public two year chartered community college located on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana
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    7 years 25 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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    7 years 45 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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    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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    8 years 5 days 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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    8 years 25 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...