Mexican Water Chapter

HISTORY

The life a Mexican who was passing through the area and stopping for a rest and a drink of water under a shady tree before continuing on his way. In this
narrative, the Mexican was involved in local battles with Spanish explorers of earlier time. In the third accounting of events of the times, the story speaks to how Mexicans traveled from Bluff to Chinle on burros. As they traveled, the burros needed water so the Mexicans watered their burrow at a pool of water located near what is now the Baptist Church. The local Navajos referred to these travelers as Nakai to hi ye nili (Mexican’s take out water). These three rich stores provide some insight as to the origins of this community and its name.

Regardless of the originals of its name, the Navajo community began to flourish again as members reestablished themselves in this “Mexican water” area. In particular, three traders, “Bear Rolled Up,” “Tail Squashed,” and later Don Reeves, moved in and ran a trading post.
In addition, Lester White was an interpreter, and Lee Robert James was one of the first Council Delegates to
represent the area. Today, the community cherishes its past and is still very traditional.

2022

REGULAR MEETING DATES

January 09, 2022 at 1:00 PM

February 06, 2022 at 1:00 PM

March 06, 2022 at 1:00 PM

April 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM

May 08, 2022 at 1:00 PM

June 05, 2022 at 1:00 PM

July 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM

August 07, 2022 at 1:00 PM

September 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM

October 09, 2022 at 1:00 PM

November 06, 2022 at 1:00 PM

December 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Chapter Officials

2022

PLANNING MEETING DATES

 January 05, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 February 02, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 March 02, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 April 06, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 May 04, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 June 01, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 July 06, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 August 03, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 September 07, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 October 05, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 November 02, 2022 at 3:00 PM

 December 07, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Chapter Administration Staff 

 

Phoebe C. Begay, Sr. Accountant

Eva John, Registrar

Chapter officials 

Curtis Yanito, Chapter President

Casssandra Beletso, Chapter Vice- President

Clifford L. Sagg, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Christopher Haskan, Grazing Committee Representative

Charlaine Tso, Council Delegate