United Dreams Car Club donated backpacks and school supplies to the Cocopah Early Steps Program. Pictured left to right Nansy Heredia, public relations for the club, Rene Gonzalez, president of the club, Claudia Hutchinson, Cocopah Early Steps specialist and Christina Alonzo-Ross, Cocopah Early Steps Specialist. The car club in the past has donated to the Cocopah Head Start program.
Under Fila’s direction, Cocopah last year became the first Native American Tribe in Arizona and the country to join the IPAWS Collaborative Operating Group.
This year’s new teachers orientation included a performance of traditional birdsong singing and dancing.
Cocopah tribal members Yohan Stokes and Chole Garcia were among more than 180 student athletes honored at the 2016-17 Yuma Sun/Yuma Rotary Club All Region Banquet.
Yohan is a football player at Yuma Catholic High School and Chloe is a softball player at Kofa High School.
Samantha Twist represented the Cocopah Indian Tribe at the three day event that was held March 4-6.