Lukachukai Chapter

Navajo Nation District # 11

BIA Navajo Region Chinle Agency

Apache County District # 1

Business Hours:

M-F 8am – 4:30pm

Closed for Lunch:

Noon – 1pm

Closed on Weekends and Holidays

Water point

On July 14, 2020, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and officials with IHS finalized a Memorandum of Agreement to allocate over $5 million appropriated by IHS from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding is being used to increase water in the Navajo Nation.

Stop by the Chapter for safe drinking water.

Navajo Safe Water Information

“Lukachukai is more than just a name on a map;

it’s a haven for everyone who lives here.”  

Long ago, the rivers coming from the Buffalo Pass Gorge and Totsoh (Big Water) Gorge of the Lukachukai-Chuska Mountain range, flowed into a large lake right where our community is now. And every spring, on the east shore of that lake, against the mountain as far as the eye could see, grew a plant known as reed (lok’aa’) similar to that of corn. The reed grew in abundance and during the fall seasons, all-at-once the reed stalks turned to its autumn foliage of yellow-white. From a distance away, the colors of the autumn foliage along the mountain’s base, displayed a white streak that extended out of the Buffalo Pass gorge, along with the east lakeshore and against the mountain (ch’ee gai), thus the name our community was born, Lok’aa ch’eegai OR Lukachukai.

Though the lake and the plant no longer exist here, the rivers, mountains and valleys remain. And throughout the generations hence, many families, livestock, and wildlife have settled here and call it our hometown. 

Home is where the heart is and our hometown of Lukachukai always has our heart. It is the place to which we belong. The place which gives us our identity and of course solace which we should be proud of.