Our programs are designed through an Eight Pillars of Success strategic planning process with our partners, the communities we serve, and other local and regional stakeholders. We then evaluate and strengthen our programs using the Diné Planning Paradigm.
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.
TLE is working in the southwestern section of the Navajo Nation to develop, promote and engage in small organic market farm development. Partners include Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Dine College Land Grant Office, and Spirit Farms.
Tolani Lake Enterprises Inc. in conjunction with Diné Hózhó & Cooperative Catalysis of New Mexico is in the process of forming a Navajo owned co-operative non-profit for the benefit of Navajo agricultural, ranching, and craft producers.
Our Sihasin Garden Warriors & Leaders work with local youth and community members at senior centers, backyard gardens, school gardens to build up healthy soil, drip irrigation, plant/weed identification, bug/pest control, etc.
Our workshops center includes traditional and contemporary growing methods, food safety, food preservation and preparation, improving the quality of your sheep, agricultural business practices, and so much more.
A new partnership is helping to train and support tribal staff and communities in land restoration using native plants.