Tohajiilee Indian Reservation

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The Tohajiilee Indian Reservation, formerly known as the Canoncito Indian Reservation, is a non-contiguous section of the Navajo Nation lying in parts of western Bernalillo, eastern Cibola, and southwestern Sandoval counties in New Mexico, USA, west of the city of Albuquerque. It has a land area of 121.588 square miles (314.911 km²) and a 2000 census resident population of 1,649 persons. The land area is only about one-half of one percent of the entire Navajo Nation total. The name comes from the Navajo phrase tó hajiileehé, meaning "where people draw up water by means of a cord or rope one quantity after another." [1]

Amended Navajo Flag[edit]

Tohajilee Navajo Chapter was one of three Navajo Chapters behind Nahata Dziil & Ramah to Adopt an Amended Navajo Flag which adds Ramah, Alamo, Tohajilee, Aneth and New Lands or Nahata Dziil Chapters to the Navajo Nation Flag created in 1968. The Chapter voted on September 16, 2014 by a vote of 27-07-02 by a resolution which was presented by one Marlon Murphy Begay of Sanders AZ.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Tó Hajiileehé in Online Analytical Lexicon of Navajo 
  2. ^ Meslow, Scott (2013-09-08). "Breaking Bad recap: The ticking time bomb". (The Week). Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

Coordinates: 35°05′09″N 107°05′07″W / 35.08583°N 107.08528°W / 35.08583; -107.08528