Work with tribal nations
University of Minnesota Extension works in Indian Country through mutually beneficial community-University partnerships. These partnerships aim to improve American Indian communities' access to and representation in the University and to develop, in partnership with American Indian communities, culturally appropriate programs using innovative approaches to achieve mutual goals.
Current work with tribal nations
Extension faculty and staff provide educational programming in several topic areas and in many tribal nation communities.
|Extension educators train professionals on content and teaching of personal finance and they in turn teach their clientele, in this case American Indians. This program is offered in the Fond du Lac, Red Lake and Leech Lake nations.|
Extension educator Shirley Nordrum works with Ojibwe communities to preserve and share traditional ways of understanding nature and ecological systems. These articles combine historical perspectives with practical information for people in Native lands.