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Posted: Nov 29, 2022 News Releases

Cocopah Chairwoman Sherry Cordova and tribal leaders from the 22 Tribal Nations of Arizona were recognized at half time during the Suns vs. Golden State Warriors game on Nov. 16.
At this event, the Phoenix Suns debuted a new turquoise uniform designed to honor Arizona's indigenous tribes and a new logo inspired by the Native American medicine wheel.
Photos courtesy of Phoenix Suns.

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Posted: Nov 21, 2022 News Releases

Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long presents a $3000 donation to John Williams, executive director of Hospice of Yuma. Each year, the Tribal Council supports Hospice of Yuma in their ongoing service to help people who are caring for a loved one in their last stage of life.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2022 News Releases

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma on Oct. 25th named Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long as an Outstanding Leader at their annual Heart of Yuma Awards Ceremony.

Long was among five other nominees for the title. The annual event has 8 categories that recognize exceptional individuals and organizations in Yuma County that make a positive difference in the community.

This marks the first time a Native American has earned this honor.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2022 News Releases

Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long (right) presents a check to Alex Osuna, CEO of Kuttyz LLC for the 5th Annual Kuttyz Back 2 School Takeover.
The event is slated to be held 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 10th at the Joe Henry Optimist Center in Yuma, AZ.
Cocopah’s contribution last year helped the organization fill and distribute 1000 backpacks for children.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2022 News Releases

Cocopah Tribal Chairwoman Sherry Cordova, Vice Chairwoman Rosa J. Long, Council Members Irwin Twist, Neil White, and Wynnie Ortega took their oath of office shortly after 10 am MST on Friday, July 22.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2022 News Releases

Kofa High School sophomore Charliza Anaya is this year's winner of the Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course Father's Day Golf Tournament Scholarship.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2022 News Releases

The Cocopah Indian Tribe contributed $15,000 to the City of Yuma, which in turn donated that money to support Crossroads Mission. Under the Arizona Gaming Compact, Native American Tribes with casinos are required to share a percentage of their profits with local governments in support of local programs and nonprofit groups. Pictured left to right: Cocopah Councilman Irwin Twist, Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls, Crossroads Mission Community Affairs Director Barbara Rochester, and Cocopah Councilman Neil White.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2022 News Releases

Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long (center) presents a donation of $1,000 to the Volkswagen group of Yuma in support of their 20th Annual “Volkswagens on the River” car show event.

All proceeds from the event benefit Crossroads Mission, a homeless shelter and drug and alcohol addiction recovery rehabilitation facility that has been serving the Yuma community since 1959. 

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Posted: Dec 2, 2021 News Releases

Alysia Munoz with Hospice of Yuma (left) accepts a $3000 donation from the Cocopah Indian Tribe as presented by Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa J. Long.
Hospice of Yuma provides palliative care to those at the end of their life and support services for their loved ones.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 News Releases

Cocopah Vice-Chairwoman Rosa Long, Councilman Neil White and Police Chief Joe Jenkins attended Special Olympics Arizona's 5th Annual Breakfast with Champions. The Tribe is a major a sponsor of the organization that supports special needs children and their families.

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