Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners
Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners (OKTEP) partners with tribal nations, organizations and agencies to extend culturally relevant programming to youth and families. OKTEP team members have more than 100 years of combined experience developing responsive, action-oriented research-based programs in line with community needs as recognized by community members. All program work is informed by the Tribal Organizations and those served. In October of 2017, OKTEP became the fourth SNAP-Ed implementing agency in Oklahoma. The OKTEP team, (formerly SHINE Partners in Indian Country at Oklahoma State University) has developed award winning programs in coordination with the Chickasaw Nation SNAP-Ed program. The Eagle Adventure and Not Our Destiny are examples of nationally recognized approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes among Native American families.
Population Served: Low income families