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

  • 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

  • Health and Nutrition

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    Colorado River Indian Tribes Extension - Colorado River Indian Tribes
    Health and Nutrition programming is combined with both of the above outlined Agriculture and 4-H Program areas. Any opportunity available is used to promote healthier lifestyles and increased physical activity. The CSREES Strategic Goal 4 reflects the current situation on CRIT in such a perfect way that it is quoted here: "While food and nutrition assistance programs have helped reduce nutritional deficiencies, improving access to healthy and nutritious food for low income Americans remains a... more

  • Agriculture

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    Hopi Extension - Hopi Tribe
    A Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eductation (SARE) grant was used to develop a tool to create a V shaped furrow for harvesting rainwater. It might be useful to Hopi farmers during years of drought by increasing moisture availability. Improved recordkeeping will allow Hopi ranchers to better manage their herds and range units. The information that they collect can be used to make wise choices. 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

  • 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

  • Forestry

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    Choctaw Extension - Choctaw
    The Tribe owns approximately 40,000 acres of land, with a large portion covered in mixed pine and hardwood stands of timber. As with any commodity, the business of timber management is an ever-evolving enterprise. With the implementation of the latest research information in the form of Extension programs brought to the tribe, they are better suited to make decisions that will affect the short and long term plans of the tribal forest resources. more

Latest Additions and Changes

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    6 years 2 weeks ago
    Download the latest FRTEP Directory in PDF Format
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    7 years 8 weeks ago
    Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is homeland to the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine Tribes.
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    7 years 47 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 47 weeks ago
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    8 years 1 day 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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    8 years 20 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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    8 years 20 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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    8 years 27 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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    8 years 50 weeks ago
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    8 years 51 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...