Agriculture and Natural Resources Management for American Indian Tribes: Extension Agent's View
AdvisorHiller, Joseph G.
Committee ChairHiller, Joseph G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAgriculture and Natural Resources (AGNA) are concerns on reservations across the entire United States. Issues related to the practice and accessibility ofthe natural environment is important for the future of individuals, tribal governments, and the US government. On the forefront to maintain tribalauthority and sovereignty over AGNA is tribal/state/federal programs designed to address certain economically based AGNA on reservations. With limited funding and resources much needs to be done in the field of tribal AGNA. In the middle of the struggle is the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program Agent,attempting to analyze, think critically about AGNA issues, and develop culturallysensitive AGNA recommendations to the tribe and individual tribal members.A study was conducted using a survey instrument to describe the unique experiences and knowledge of FRTEP agents, and apply that knowledge to structuring a culturally sensitive tribal AGNA department. The following literature and survey instrument was developed to extract the FRTEP agents understanding and experiences in the world of tribal agricultural and natural resources. How would they (FRTEP agents) design an adequate AGNA program for tribes? How would they assist tribes in administering their own form ofAGNA, within an already designed and formatted AGNA departmental structure?This research was designed to give tribes resources that assist them in the development and management of AGNA. FRTEP agents are utilized for their knowledge of tribal AGNA and their experience working with tribal cultures on AGNA.
Degree ProgramArid Lands Resource Sciences