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kiliiiyuyan

Kiliii Yuyan Indigenous Hèzhé + Chinese Amer Photographer and Journalist. @NatGeo @NPR Contributor. Rewriting the narratives of indigenous, minorities, and land. http://www.kiliii.com/
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Kiliii Yuyan
A Yup'ik dancer from Bethel performs at the Alaska Native Heritage Center longhouse. Despite being a busy mother, she takes the time to participate in traditional dance.

This is from a short series called #ResilienceInMotion. Indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. Dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
19 1,166 3 days ago
A yup'ik dancer from bethel performs at the alaska native heritage center longhouse. despite being a busy mother, she takes the time to participate in traditional dance.

this is from a short series called #resilienceinmotion. indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
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This is from a short series called #ResilienceInMotion. Indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. Dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
28 1,095 5 days ago
This is from a short series called #resilienceinmotion. indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
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Kiliii Yuyan
Nora Adams, wife of an Iñupiaq whaling captain, dances outside of the village of Utqiagviq, Alaska. The role of women in indigenous cultures is often misrepresented through skewed cultural perspective, but let it be known that Nora is a force of nature in her community.

This is from a short series called #ResilienceInMotion. Indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. Dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
13 1,196 1 weeks ago
Nora adams, wife of an iñupiaq whaling captain, dances outside of the village of utqiagviq, alaska. the role of women in indigenous cultures is often misrepresented through skewed cultural perspective, but let it be known that nora is a force of nature in her community.

this is from a short series called #resilienceinmotion. indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
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Sheldon Adams is the captain of the Iñupiaq whaling crew, Sherrick crew. He demonstrates the men's traditional Iñupiaq dance in front of an umiaq, or skinboat frame in Utqiagviq, Alaska.

This is from a short series called #ResilienceInMotion. Indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. Dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
20 1,239 2 weeks ago
Sheldon adams is the captain of the iñupiaq whaling crew, sherrick crew. he demonstrates the men's traditional iñupiaq dance in front of an umiaq, or skinboat frame in utqiagviq, alaska.

this is from a short series called #resilienceinmotion. indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
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Kiliii Yuyan
@r3v0nn3 performs a jingle dance at the powwow in Chemawa School, Oregon. 
This is from a short series called #ResilienceInMotion. Indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. Dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
38 1,835 2 weeks ago
@r3v0nn3 performs a jingle dance at the powwow in chemawa school, oregon.
this is from a short series called #resilienceinmotion. indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
kiliiiyuyan

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Kiliii Yuyan
Nadezha DuVan, once the last shaman of the SIberia's Ulchi people, weaves smoke and gesture in a bear dance. In passing on her knowledge to a new generation of shamans prior to her death in 2015, she has kept a central aspect of Ulchi culture alive.

This from a short series called #ResilienceInMotion. Indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. Dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
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Nadezha duvan, once the last shaman of the siberia's ulchi people, weaves smoke and gesture in a bear dance. in passing on her knowledge to a new generation of shamans prior to her death in 2015, she has kept a central aspect of ulchi culture alive.

this from a short series called #resilienceinmotion. indigenous communities have been subjected to great traumas, but we are resilient and brimming with hope as we increasingly shape our own futures. dance is one powerful form of ceremony that keeps our cultures vital and strong.
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Kiliii Yuyan
Happy World Oceans Day! A reminder of the living world outside our front doors. We are supported and sustained by our oceans, let us never take it for granted. #worldoceansday
33 1,188 3 weeks ago
Happy world oceans day! a reminder of the living world outside our front doors. we are supported and sustained by our oceans, let us never take it for granted. #worldoceansday
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Geothermal Land. From the series Íslandia, a different perspective of the patterns and form of Iceland's heavily-photographed landscapes.
11 626 3 weeks ago
Geothermal land. from the series íslandia, a different perspective of the patterns and form of iceland's heavily-photographed landscapes.
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Snow on Volcanic Sands 2. From the series Íslandia, a different perspective of the patterns and form of Iceland's heavily-photographed landscapes.
8 695 3 weeks ago
Snow on volcanic sands 2. from the series íslandia, a different perspective of the patterns and form of iceland's heavily-photographed landscapes.
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Dystopian Canyon. From the series Íslandia, a different perspective of the patterns and form of Iceland's heavily-photographed landscapes.
5 688 3 weeks ago
Dystopian canyon. from the series íslandia, a different perspective of the patterns and form of iceland's heavily-photographed landscapes.
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Bowhead whale, skinboat, and polar bear. Artwork by Braden Koonooka, a 16 year old artist from Gambell, Alaska. I had the great pleasure of meeting and working with Braden on Saint Lawrence Island. He and others of his generation like @samueluschimmel from Saint Lawrence Island are breaking away from the negative stereotypes and narratives of Alaska Native youth. Shot on assignment for @pacificstand.
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Bowhead whale, skinboat, and polar bear. artwork by braden koonooka, a 16 year old artist from gambell, alaska. i had the great pleasure of meeting and working with braden on saint lawrence island. he and others of his generation like @samueluschimmel from saint lawrence island are breaking away from the negative stereotypes and narratives of alaska native youth. shot on assignment for @pacificstand.
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The Indomitable Sam Schimmel. At just 16, he’s rewriting the narrative of Native Alaskans and advocating for youth at risk. From one inspiring day with Sam for @npr.
29 1,444 4 weeks ago
The indomitable sam schimmel. at just 16, he’s rewriting the narrative of native alaskans and advocating for youth at risk. from one inspiring day with sam for @npr.