Aysha Catron-Tsosie, 16, holds the title of Miss Teen Navajo Nation. “Holding this title makes me dream for something more,” Aysha said.

Aysha Catron-Tsosie, 16, holds the title of Miss Teen Navajo Nation. “Holding this title makes me dream for something more,” Aysha said.

 Royalty wait for a parade to begin in Gallup, New Mexico.

Royalty wait for a parade to begin in Gallup, New Mexico.

 Kelana Charley is wrapped in a blanket by her mother after winning a baby contest at the fairgrounds in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Kelana Charley is wrapped in a blanket by her mother after winning a baby contest at the fairgrounds in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

 Lanirae Padilla makes a craddleboard while singing a Navajo powwow song at the Eastern Diné bi Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Lanirae Padilla makes a craddleboard while singing a Navajo powwow song at the Eastern Diné bi Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

 Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone waits to go on stage at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial.

Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone waits to go on stage at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial.

 Zunneh-bah Martin is crowned Miss Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico.

Zunneh-bah Martin is crowned Miss Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico.

 Taya’s mother Leticia Tom fixes her hair. Taya often wakes up at 5 a.m. to get ready before events. With the help of her parents, she fixes her hair and dresses according to Navajo tradition.

Taya’s mother Leticia Tom fixes her hair. Taya often wakes up at 5 a.m. to get ready before events. With the help of her parents, she fixes her hair and dresses according to Navajo tradition.

 Taya practices the guitar. She knows both traditional and modern music, playing both frequently.

Taya practices the guitar. She knows both traditional and modern music, playing both frequently.

 Taya performs at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home in Gallup, New Mexico.

Taya performs at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home in Gallup, New Mexico.

 Taya Tom in her home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. “I wasn’t traditional when I was small, but I learned about my culture and how to respect it,” she said.

Taya Tom in her home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. “I wasn’t traditional when I was small, but I learned about my culture and how to respect it,” she said.

 A scene near Taya's home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. She dreams to study architecture in North Carolina and return here to build beautiful buildings and homes for her community.

A scene near Taya's home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. She dreams to study architecture in North Carolina and return here to build beautiful buildings and homes for her community.

 Lindsey Standoval, Miss Intertribal Ceremonial 2016

Lindsey Standoval, Miss Intertribal Ceremonial 2016

 Ashley Nilianh Susan, Miss Native American USA, brushes her sister Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone Susan's hair in Gallup, New Mexico.

Ashley Nilianh Susan, Miss Native American USA, brushes her sister Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone Susan's hair in Gallup, New Mexico.

 Aysha Catron-Tsosie greets Kamara Castillo, a contestant in a baby contest in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Aysha Catron-Tsosie greets Kamara Castillo, a contestant in a baby contest in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

 Contestants prepare for the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial crowing ceremony.

Contestants prepare for the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial crowing ceremony.

 Chenoa Stevens is crowned Miss Diné bi Eastern Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Chenoa Stevens is crowned Miss Diné bi Eastern Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

 Aysha Catron-Tsosie, 16, holds the title of Miss Teen Navajo Nation. “Holding this title makes me dream for something more,” Aysha said.
 Royalty wait for a parade to begin in Gallup, New Mexico.
 Kelana Charley is wrapped in a blanket by her mother after winning a baby contest at the fairgrounds in Crownpoint, New Mexico.
 Lanirae Padilla makes a craddleboard while singing a Navajo powwow song at the Eastern Diné bi Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.
 Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone waits to go on stage at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial.
 Zunneh-bah Martin is crowned Miss Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico.
 Taya’s mother Leticia Tom fixes her hair. Taya often wakes up at 5 a.m. to get ready before events. With the help of her parents, she fixes her hair and dresses according to Navajo tradition.
 Taya practices the guitar. She knows both traditional and modern music, playing both frequently.
 Taya performs at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home in Gallup, New Mexico.
 Taya Tom in her home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. “I wasn’t traditional when I was small, but I learned about my culture and how to respect it,” she said.
 A scene near Taya's home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. She dreams to study architecture in North Carolina and return here to build beautiful buildings and homes for her community.
 Lindsey Standoval, Miss Intertribal Ceremonial 2016
 Ashley Nilianh Susan, Miss Native American USA, brushes her sister Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone Susan's hair in Gallup, New Mexico.
 Aysha Catron-Tsosie greets Kamara Castillo, a contestant in a baby contest in Crownpoint, New Mexico.
 Contestants prepare for the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial crowing ceremony.
 Chenoa Stevens is crowned Miss Diné bi Eastern Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Aysha Catron-Tsosie, 16, holds the title of Miss Teen Navajo Nation. “Holding this title makes me dream for something more,” Aysha said.

Royalty wait for a parade to begin in Gallup, New Mexico.

Kelana Charley is wrapped in a blanket by her mother after winning a baby contest at the fairgrounds in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Lanirae Padilla makes a craddleboard while singing a Navajo powwow song at the Eastern Diné bi Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone waits to go on stage at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial.

Zunneh-bah Martin is crowned Miss Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico.

Taya’s mother Leticia Tom fixes her hair. Taya often wakes up at 5 a.m. to get ready before events. With the help of her parents, she fixes her hair and dresses according to Navajo tradition.

Taya practices the guitar. She knows both traditional and modern music, playing both frequently.

Taya performs at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home in Gallup, New Mexico.

Taya Tom in her home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. “I wasn’t traditional when I was small, but I learned about my culture and how to respect it,” she said.

A scene near Taya's home in Nakaibito, New Mexico. She dreams to study architecture in North Carolina and return here to build beautiful buildings and homes for her community.

Lindsey Standoval, Miss Intertribal Ceremonial 2016

Ashley Nilianh Susan, Miss Native American USA, brushes her sister Taylor Tailbi Denzhoone Susan's hair in Gallup, New Mexico.

Aysha Catron-Tsosie greets Kamara Castillo, a contestant in a baby contest in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

Contestants prepare for the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial crowing ceremony.

Chenoa Stevens is crowned Miss Diné bi Eastern Pageant in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

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