Yá'át'ééh Welcome to our little corner of the world Tolani Lake Enterprises Inc. (TLE)

About Our Organization

Tolani Lake Enterprises Inc. a 501(c)3 HC 61 Box 320 Winslow, Arizona 86047 928-686-6106 Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Tolani Lake, Arizona, which is situated in the Western Agency of the Navajo Nation. Tolani Lake Enterprises, Inc., (TLE) was incorporated in June of 2000.
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VISION

Tolani Lake Enterprises envisions a future where all our relations thrive in sustainable, economically viable, and environmentally responsible native communities..

OUR CORE VALUES

Community service
Creativity  
Honesty
Honoring our relations
Knowledge
Partnership
Respect
Strong work ethic
Trust

MISSION

Tó Łání Enterprises’ mission is to cultivate healthy, safe, and prosperous communities by strengthening food, water, and economic systems for our Native communities in the lower Little Colorado River Valley, empowering our youth, and promoting Native cultural knowledge.” 

“Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.” Declaration of Nyéléni, the first global forum on food sovereignty, Mali, 2007

TLE’s Grow Our Own program guides our work and empowers us to build local capacity to do for ourselves as we once did. Growing our own food again in area gardens and farms will allow us to reclaim our health and sovereignty, and strengthen our culture. We host workshops and courses at our three acre demonstration garden and orchards at the TLE business site lease.

Safe Water to Drink. Protecting our children forward seven generations, that is what it is about. and reducing the number of health problems associated with ingesting too many of these contaminants. It is also about dignity. Access to clean drinking Water is a human right.

Foods Of Our Ancestors FREE Native American

Click to get FREE Book foods-of-our-ancestors Sign Up for our FREE Native American Recipe Book “Foods of Our Ancestors” Healthy meals that you will truly enjoy. Meals that were “paelo” long before the word was invented

DINÉ SMALL FARM AND RANCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Our project goal is to work with the communities of Tolani Lake, Leupp, and Birdsprings, Arizona, Chapters in the Western Agency of Navajo Nation to learn and practice growing food in a good way to rebuild food security, improve community health, and revitalize area gardens and farms as sources of nutritious locally grown food, enterprise opportunities, and safe places to share traditional teachings and build relationships among family and community.

TLE is now hiring! Small Market Farm Train-the Trainer Program Facilitated using Diné cultural knowledge January 9 through May 31, 2018 Six Positions Open for 2018 Tolani Lake Enterprises is now accepting applications from experienced growers who are passionate about growing good food and teaching others how to grow…..For more info click here 

Other Initiatives

WHY SUPPORT US

Dedication

You can’t buy dedication.

Strong Work Ethic

Our staff goes above and beyond the call

Respect

We Respect our community, our mission, our elders

Partnership

We build partnerships with the community, tribe, and other NPOs

100% Result Guarantee

If we don’t quit ’til we get it right

5 MAIN REASONS TO SUPPORT US

DEDICATION: Our organization is build around dedication. You can buy skill, you can buy knowledge, but you can not buy dedication. TLE is fortunate to have staff and a board that is dedicated to the mission of the organization.
STRONG WORK ETHIC: A strong work ethic is the backbone of the organization. We operate as a family, when we see something needs to be done it gets done.
RESPECT: To much can not be said about respect. It is what holds our community together. The Navajo word K’é, part of the meaning is respectful relationship to one’s family, close and extended.
Partnership: It takes working partnerships to get things done. The Navajo Nation is large, the size of West Virginia. Our philosophy is that there is enough to go around, so lets share.
100% Guaranteed: We monitor our work. If we see it going in the wrong direction we take the necessary steps to correct things and make it right.

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Small Market Farm Train-the Trainer Program

  Small Market Farm Train-the Trainer Program Facilitated using Diné cultural knowledge January 9 through May 31, 2018 Six Positions Open for 2018 Tolani Lake Enterprises is now accepting applications from experienced growers who are passionate about growing good food and teaching others how to grow. This program blends Diné cultural knowledge delivered by elders…

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Native Seed Search Report

Native Seed Search Report Tolani Lake Enterprises strives to educate it’s staff at every opportunity. With this in mind TLE sent the author to “Native Seed Search” Conservation Farm in Patagonia, AZ to attend one of NSS’s many informative seed saving workshops. Native Seed Search is one of our many collaborative partners that TLE has…

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Diné Small Farm and Ranch Development

This project is a pilot of the Diné Small Farm and Ranch Development Partnership. A larger multi-partner initiative focused on creating and replicating model farms and ranches where cultural teachings are integrated into agricultural training and technical assistance for subsistence and market producers across Navajo Nation. Our project goal is to work with the communities of Tolani…

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