The article provides important educational information for Extension professionals who work with Native American audiences. It is based on findings from observations, conversations, and interviews with tribal people. Educational information about tribal leadership and culture, developed from the research, is provided for Extension professionals. Tribal leadership is a shared leadership, organized by the clan system, guided and sustained through the teaching of language and telling of stories. The article provides interpretations, implications, and recommendations for Extension administration and educators when considering partnerships and program development with tribal populations.

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