Judges' Special Recognition Barbara Davidson Los Angeles Times
"Frozen Land - Forgotten People"
Irene George holds her Grandson, Ilandric Begay while her Daughter, Denise Almeida, holds her newborn, Leon Zepeda, as they celebrate a family birthday. No matter the hardship, Irene says "our family is what keeps us together in the hard times." Many say they didn't understand the details of the Freeze and didn't know its boundaries. Some people, like the George Family, who live not far from Tuba City, don't even know whether or not they live on the Freeze.