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kiliiiyuyan

Kiliii Yuyan Indigenous Hèzhé + Chin-Amer Photographer. @NatGeo @TIME Contributor. Arctic Specialist. Rewriting the narratives of indigenous, minorities, and land. https://kiliiiyuyan.click2.co/
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A Greenlandic husky puppy is groomed from both sides. Greenlandic huskies are a carefully protected breed, and no other breed of dog is permitted north of the village of Sisimiut.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A greenlandic husky puppy is groomed from both sides. greenlandic huskies are a carefully protected breed, and no other breed of dog is permitted north of the village of sisimiut.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Rhodiola, also known as Arctic ginseng in Greenland, is an herb that grows among the fjords, and is used as a traditional medicine. Today it has achieved worldwide notoriety as a medicinal plant.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Rhodiola, also known as arctic ginseng in greenland, is an herb that grows among the fjords, and is used as a traditional medicine. today it has achieved worldwide notoriety as a medicinal plant.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Nuuk has been experiencing a recent culinary movement, led by Inunnguaq Hegelund, named 'Greenland's Jamie Oliver' by Suluk Magazine. Hegelund has been popularizing the idea of elevating traditional Greenlandic ingredients in international cuisine. Seen here is an appetizer of beluga mattak.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Nuuk has been experiencing a recent culinary movement, led by inunnguaq hegelund, named 'greenland's jamie oliver' by suluk magazine. hegelund has been popularizing the idea of elevating traditional greenlandic ingredients in international cuisine. seen here is an appetizer of beluga mattak.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A seal heart and meat is for sale at the local market in Nuuk. In Greenlandic custom, all of an animal's parts are used for food.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A seal heart and meat is for sale at the local market in nuuk. in greenlandic custom, all of an animal's parts are used for food.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Fisherman Adam Hansen gaffs an Atlantic wolf fish. These predatory bottomfish are common, large, and prized by Greenlanders.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Fisherman adam hansen gaffs an atlantic wolf fish. these predatory bottomfish are common, large, and prized by greenlanders.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A fin whale surfaces in the southern waters of Disco Bay, Greenland. Marine mammals are sustainably hunted for in Greenland's waters, and sold for local consumption. This system ensures that traditional ways of life can be sustained economically.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A fin whale surfaces in the southern waters of disco bay, greenland. marine mammals are sustainably hunted for in greenland's waters, and sold for local consumption. this system ensures that traditional ways of life can be sustained economically.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A large iceberg with an arch become a temporary tourist attraction in Ilulissat ice fjord. The red sailboat seen here belongs to a local guide and adds visual interest to tourist photographs.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A large iceberg with an arch become a temporary tourist attraction in ilulissat ice fjord. the red sailboat seen here belongs to a local guide and adds visual interest to tourist photographs.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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KH takes a moment to calm his anxiety after coming in from a failed roll in 40F water, where he was suspended underwater for a minute. Historically, some kayakers in Greenland were known to suffer from a psychological syndrome known as 'kayak angst', which created a paralyzing fear or capsizing.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Kh takes a moment to calm his anxiety after coming in from a failed roll in 40f water, where he was suspended underwater for a minute. historically, some kayakers in greenland were known to suffer from a psychological syndrome known as 'kayak angst', which created a paralyzing fear or capsizing.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Emaanooraq Nathansen cinches the oily sleeves on his sealskin tuiliq, or waterproof kayak parka. The traditional tuiliq is required for the Kayaking Championships, and in this way ensures that the knowledge of traditional garments is not lost.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Emaanooraq nathansen cinches the oily sleeves on his sealskin tuiliq, or waterproof kayak parka. the traditional tuiliq is required for the kayaking championships, and in this way ensures that the knowledge of traditional garments is not lost.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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The tradition of ivory-carving is strong in Greenland. This polar bear head is used as a deck line toggle to hold paddles and harpoons on a kayak's deck.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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The tradition of ivory-carving is strong in greenland. this polar bear head is used as a deck line toggle to hold paddles and harpoons on a kayak's deck.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Kunuunnguaq Davidsen practices kayak rolls during rough weather in Nuuk.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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Kunuunnguaq davidsen practices kayak rolls during rough weather in nuuk.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A major draw for Greenlanders in the National Kayaking Championships is the participation of families and children. This young girl celebrates her win in rope gymnastics.

This is the series #GreenlandRenewed, a look at Greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. As Greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their Iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic
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A major draw for greenlanders in the national kayaking championships is the participation of families and children. this young girl celebrates her win in rope gymnastics.

this is the series #greenlandrenewed, a look at greenland's cultural revolution of the past 40 years. as greenlanders have asserted their independence and moved towards self-governance, they have also embraced a national identity that comes from their iñuit heritage, blending it with a powerfully envisioned anti-colonial modernity. #greenland #kayak #qajaq #inuit #arctic