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kiliiiyuyan

Kiliii Yuyan Indigenous Nanai & Chinese-American photographer. @NatGeo Contributor. Work on indigenous and conservation issues in the Arctic and remote wilderness. http://www.kiliii.com/
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A Diné cowboy looks out over the herd of cattle he is driving to auction. On Navajo land, sheepherding and cattle ranching remain important livelihoods in the 21st century. 
This is from the series #NavajoNation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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A diné cowboy looks out over the herd of cattle he is driving to auction. on navajo land, sheepherding and cattle ranching remain important livelihoods in the 21st century.
this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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Spider Rock is the home of Spider Woman, a cherished hero among the Diné, or Navajo. Spider Woman taught the ancestors of the Diné the art of weaving, and her home in Canyon de Chelly remains a sacred place on the Navajo Nation.

This is from the series #NavajoNation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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Spider rock is the home of spider woman, a cherished hero among the diné, or navajo. spider woman taught the ancestors of the diné the art of weaving, and her home in canyon de chelly remains a sacred place on the navajo nation.

this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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Kristin Mitchell washes her face with snow as she takes a traditional Navajo snow bath at Spider Rock. This part of a snow bath is: Yas ninny' bee táádigis bil ádi didiilchil dóó ádaah nidinííldah, or rub your face and body with snow and dust it off. 
This is from the series #NavajoNation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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Kristin mitchell washes her face with snow as she takes a traditional navajo snow bath at spider rock. this part of a snow bath is: yas ninny' bee táádigis bil ádi didiilchil dóó ádaah nidinííldah, or rub your face and body with snow and dust it off.
this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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Kristin Mitchell embracing the snowfall under a juniper tree as it is shaken, taking a traditional Navajo snow bath at Spider Rock. This part of a snow bath is: Yas ninny' bee táádigis bil ádi didiilchil dóó ádaah nidinííldah, or rub your face and body with snow and dust it off. 
This is from the series #NavajoNation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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Kristin mitchell embracing the snowfall under a juniper tree as it is shaken, taking a traditional navajo snow bath at spider rock. this part of a snow bath is: yas ninny' bee táádigis bil ádi didiilchil dóó ádaah nidinííldah, or rub your face and body with snow and dust it off.
this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih. #navajo #indigenous #arizona
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A small juniper tree looks out over a snowy Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation. 
This is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih.
15 2,559 4 days ago
A small juniper tree looks out over a snowy canyon de chelly on the navajo nation.
this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih.
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Jordyn Yazzie, whose family participates in the Family Spirit health initiative, poses above Canyon de Chelly in her regalia, during this short season of snow in the canyon.

This is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih.
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Jordyn yazzie, whose family participates in the family spirit health initiative, poses above canyon de chelly in her regalia, during this short season of snow in the canyon.

this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih.
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Cottonwood trees cover the floor of Canyon deChelly, a national monument in Arizona. Canyon de Chelly has been the home of indigenous peoples for five millennia, and today lives within the sovereign Navajo Nation, where it is co-managed by the US and Navajo.⠀
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This is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the Navajo Nation. It was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih.
19 2,344 6 days ago
Cottonwood trees cover the floor of canyon dechelly, a national monument in arizona. canyon de chelly has been the home of indigenous peoples for five millennia, and today lives within the sovereign navajo nation, where it is co-managed by the us and navajo.⠀

this is from the series #navajonation, a project looking at modern life in rural and traditional portions of the navajo nation. it was shot on a joint assignment for @cdcgov and @jhucaih.
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Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // An aerial view of the northern coastline of Saint Lawrence Island, in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Siberia. This coastline, seen in March, should be encased in sea ice for miles out to sea, but in 2018 was completely bare. As a result, the walrus have followed the ice floes and are hundreds of miles away. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan, for more from the Arctic and beyond. #arctic #landscape #aerial
25 2,558 1 weeks ago
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // an aerial view of the northern coastline of saint lawrence island, in the bering sea between alaska and siberia. this coastline, seen in march, should be encased in sea ice for miles out to sea, but in 2018 was completely bare. as a result, the walrus have followed the ice floes and are hundreds of miles away. follow me, @kiliiiyuyan , for more from the arctic and beyond. #arctic #landscape #aerial
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A ghostly image of an ukpik, or snowy owl, in the winter of the Alaskan Arctic. Juveniles like this don’t migrate for the winter, and instead stay put for the intense winters. #snowowl #arctic #wildlife
27 2,008 1 weeks ago
A ghostly image of an ukpik, or snowy owl, in the winter of the alaskan arctic. juveniles like this don’t migrate for the winter, and instead stay put for the intense winters. #snowowl #arctic #wildlife
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Brook trout lay frozen on the surface a lake in central British Columbia. For many in interior Canada, ice fishing is way of life as much as hockey. #icefishing #fishing #canada #goldbridge
23 2,324 2 weeks ago
Brook trout lay frozen on the surface a lake in central british columbia. for many in interior canada, ice fishing is way of life as much as hockey. #icefishing #fishing #canada #goldbridge
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A herd of reindeer move along the coast of Arctic Norway, searching for summer forage. #reindeer #norway #arctic
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A herd of reindeer move along the coast of arctic norway, searching for summer forage. #reindeer #norway #arctic
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A bright spot in an overcast sky over the Beaufort Sea is a clue. The clouds there appear brighter because a large patch of sea ice is beneath, reflecting the light of the sun. This same phenomenon is one of the reasons losing sea ice is a downward spiral— the ice, being white reflects an enormous amount of the sun’s rays back through the atmosphere instead of absorbing them. As the sea ice goes, the oceans warm, and so does our planet. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan, for more from the Arctic and beyond. #seaice #arctic #alaska #climatechange
47 3,957 4 weeks ago
A bright spot in an overcast sky over the beaufort sea is a clue. the clouds there appear brighter because a large patch of sea ice is beneath, reflecting the light of the sun. this same phenomenon is one of the reasons losing sea ice is a downward spiral— the ice, being white reflects an enormous amount of the sun’s rays back through the atmosphere instead of absorbing them. as the sea ice goes, the oceans warm, and so does our planet. follow me, @kiliiiyuyan, for more from the arctic and beyond. #seaice #arctic #alaska #climatechange