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Noun1.Cocopa - a member of a North American Indian people living around the mouth of the Colorado RiverCocopa - a member of a North American Indian people living around the mouth of the Colorado River
Hoka, Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
2.Cocopa - the Yuman language spoken by the Cocopa
Yuman - a group of language of the Hokan family in Arizona and California and Mexico
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Fox re-introduced the COCOPA provisions into Congress as one of his first acts in December, 2000.
Meanwhile, EZLN leadership has begun peace negotiations, for which it designated Comandante German to act as its representative before the COCOPA envoy Luis H.
By early January, Fox had withdrawn troops from three of the seven points demanded by the Zapatistas, released 17 out of more than 100 prisoners sought by the Zapatistas and submitted the Cocopa bill to Congress.
For instance, senator Demetrio Sodi de Tijera, who is of the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and is a member of the COCOPA, staunchly defended his vote in favor of the altered "indigenous law," saying if presented with the opportunity he would "do it again.
Since its launch, the Cocopa proposal has weathered political storms that very nearly wrecked it.
Rutilio Escandon, who has been pushing to bring COCOPA back to the forefront, said the decision to reactivate the commission followed reports of violent clashes between residents of the municipality of Zinacatan and their neighbors in the autonomous community of Jecho.
Some federal senators like Demetrio Sodi de la Tijera of the PRD and Carlos Rojas of the former governing Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) have proposed that COCOPA take the lead in drafting changes to the indigenous-rights legislation.
The COCOPA welcomed the intent of the legislation, but criticized the proponents of the bill for not consulting with the commission's leadership before presenting the initiative.
Ulloa said the COCOPA will lead an effort in the Congress to make modifications in the law to reverse most if not all of the changes implemented in the legislation under the leadership of Fernandez de Cevallos and Bartlett.
COCOPA added its voice to those publicly rejecting the diluted legislation.