Photo: Native friends

Alyssa Romero (left) and Nizhoni Ward, both four years old, embrace in a loving gesture of friendship. Both girls will be participating in the "Naasht'ezhi Tabaaha" Navajo fashion show on June 13 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Alyssa's parents are Chris and Monica Stumblingbear from Carpentersville, Ill. Nizhoni is originally from Tuba City but now resides in W. Dundee, Ill. with her parents, James and LeAnn Ward.

Photo by Joe Yazzie

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