Cocopah Indian Tribe

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe is the first in the state of Arizona to be certified by the National Weather Service as being both a Weather-Ready nation and StormReady.

KAWC’S Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Stephanie Sanchez

A traveling exhibit that examines traditional healing and modern medicine among Native Americans has made its way to Yuma County.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez reports.

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16 million baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050.  Communities will bear the burden of caring for and housing these people.  In Yuma, a Native American tribe has partnered with a private group to try something different—a self-contained "dementia village." 

Cocopah Indian Tribe

Somerton-A Native American tribe in southwest Arizona is hoping to attract more visitors to its museum as a way to help share its history and culture.

Stephanie Sanchez

AZED-The Cocopah Speedway in Somerton has had many different owners since it opened almost four decades ago. 

The dirt-clay racetrack had been inactive for a few years until the Cocopah Indian Tribe took ownership and reopened the facility in 2010.

Renovations to the speedway and facilities have been ongoing and it racing is increasingly popular as family-friendly entertainment for the community.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez took a tour of the Cocopah Speedway and gives us an inside look at how this revitalized race track is impacting Yuma County.