The Upper Fruitland Chapter is found south of the San Juan River near the border of the City of Farmington. From the 1930’s to the present time, there has been considerable development of agriculture, infrastructure, industry and social services. The close proximity of the City of Farmington is a great convenience for the chapter residents for jobs, market access and shopping.
The Upper Fruitland Chapter 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.
The San Juan River runs adjacent to the community. The river is considered sacred because it flows from the northern Navajo sacred mountain Dibe' nit'sa, as well as through Navajo Dam and the Dine'tah area. Dine'tah is the historic and original homeland to the Navajo, literally meaning "among the people".
Another historical site is Monsico Mesa, which is named after an early settler. It is believed that the mesa never submerged during the Navajo "great flood". The Navajo name of the mesa is Maii sida, meaning "sitting coyote".
"Servicing the Governmental Needs of the Upper Fruitland Chapter Residents."