Vera Redell Bennett, 52, who is paralyzed from the waist down, has been living in her van in a Tuba City parking lot for six years. A state caretaker visits daily to bring her food and empty the jug in which she relieves herself. Bennett was told she could not move onto a plot of land near her mother's home because of the development freeze. "What really makes me sad is when the tribe gives up on its own people," she said.
Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times
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