Red Lake #18 Chapter

Our Story

The Red Lake Chapter #18 conducts meetings monthly to keep residents informed. Residents have a forum to express their opinions to their Navajo Nation Council Delegate or to decide on matters concerning their chapter. 

NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

  • Planning Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. (1st) Wednesday of each month
  • Regular Chapter Meeting begin at 6:00 p.m. (3rd) Wednesday of each month

Navajo, New Mexico was established in 1960. Since towns within the Navajo Nation are not incorporated, Navajo as a modern community comes close to being a township. Navajo Route 12 was also constructed in 1960. Navajo was home to the Navajo Forest Product Industries, a tribal-owned enterprise. Development of NFPI started in June of 1960. NFPI had replaced an old sawmill, which operated for nearly 20 years at the community now referred to as “Sawmill”. Much development has occurred in Navajo because of the lumber industry. NFPI closed down operations in 1994 due to pressure from environmental groups over the lack of an adequate forest management plan.

“Servicing the Governmental Needs of the Red Lake Chapter #18 Residents.”

Hay Bales

Red Lake #18 Chapter is selling Premium three strand Alfalfa mix Hay each bale at $15.00 plus Navajo Nation Sales Tax at 6%.

Chapter Officials 

Arval T. McCabe, Chapter President

Pauline  J. Garnenez, Chapter Vice-President

Loberta Redhouse, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Wilson Stewart Jr., Council Delegate

Grazing Official & Farm Board

Florina Howard, Grazing Official 

Dondi K. Begay, Farm Board President

Darlene Thompson, Farm Board Vice-President

Jonas Mastach, Farm Board Secretary

Chapter Staff

Kathleen Shurley, Community Service Coordinator

Melissa Peshlakai, Accounts Maintenance Specialist

Richard Tsosie, Temp. Office Assistant

Harlan Begay, Temp Custodian

Lavon Legah, Temp Security Guard