Tolani Lake Enterprises


Our mission is "to improve economic development security in a culturally appropriate manner" and "to increase local resources by developing partnerships with local chapters and other non-profits."

Tolani Lake Enterprises (TLE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2000 that is working in the southwestern section of the Navajo Nation to strengthen food, water, and economic security. Over the past 12 years, TLE evolved into one of our region’s leaders in strategic planning, partnership building, project and administrative management, and fundraising. We’ve utilized our expertise to build the capacity of multiple grassroots organizations that are now operating at full capacity. We also fiscally sponsor projects for local initiatives that meet our strategic priorities. We are currently focused on food sovereignty initiatives and have helped build a coalition of partners to address specific barriers to agricultural development on the Navajo Nation. Through our work, and the work of our partners, we have identified and started to address issues related to food sovereignty including working on Navajo Nation food policy, finding a balanced approach to food safety programs, access to water, and farm and ranch development.

Visit the Sihasin Garden, our 3-acre demonstration site that demonstrates methods to improve your soil, growing in a hoop-house and raised beds, season extender methods, seed starting, and drip irrigation.