About To’Hajiilee 

To’Hajiilee (Navajo: Tó Hajiileehé), Cañoncito Band of Navajos is a non-contiguous section of the Navajo Nation lying in parts of western Bernalillo, eastern Cibola, and southwestern Sandoval counties in the U.S. state of New Mexico, west of the city of Albuquerque. It is a Navajo phrase roughly translated in English as “Dipping Water.”

It was formed on the “Long Walk,” during the forced relocation of Navajo tribal people, in 1864. Residents there claim that people who settled there, were considered (and still are, infrequently) a renegade band who refused to go further and settled in this part of New Mexico known as the checkerboard, where both Pueblo and Navajo people share the land and live to this day.



Business with the chapter
The To’Hajiilee Navajo Chapter is a certified government, pursuant to 26 N.N.C., Section 3 (A) of the Navajo Nation Government, as listed as 11 N.N.C., Part 1, section 10, and delegated government authority with respect to local matters consistent with Navajo Law, including customs, traditions and fiscal matter.