Cocopah Tribe asks Congress to increase its boundaries

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe is making its third plea to Congress for permission to extend the reservation’s traditional boundaries to include lands purchased by the tribe.

Congressman Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., recently introduced the Cocopah Lands Act to the 110th Congress.

The act would allow the Cocopah Indian Tribe to expand its boundaries to include 423 acres, according Liz Pratt, director of communications for the tribe. That land was purchased by the tribe since the Cocopah Reservation was created by in 1917 through an executive order by President Woodrow Wilson.

http://www.yumasun.com/news/tribe_46997___article.html/asks_boundaries.html


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