Kiliii Yuyan (@kiliiiyuyan) — Indigenous Nanai & Chinese-American photographer. @NatGeo  Contributor. Work on indigenous and conservation issues in the Arctic and remote wilderness.
The young sister of two Diné cowboys waits in a pickup as her brothers drive cat
The young sister of two Diné cowboys waits in a pickup as her brothers drive cattle past on the way to auction. The combination of trucks and horses as tools for cattle ranching are a pragmatic compromise between modernity and tradition. 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
17.02.2019 22:00:19
A young cow leaps over brush on the northern portion of Navajo land as a Diné co
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A young cow leaps over brush on the northern portion of Navajo land as a Diné cowboy watches the herd. The two brothers are driving their cattle to auction, and learning the traditional skills needed to continue the long lineage of Diné as herders. 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
16.02.2019 21:00:33
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A Diné cowboy looks out over the herd of cattle he is driving to auction. On Nav
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
15.02.2019 19:00:53
Spider Rock is the home of Spider Woman, a cherished hero among the Diné, or Nav
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
14.02.2019 19:53:18
Kristin Mitchell washes her face with snow as she takes a traditional Navajo sno
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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
13.02.2019 19:44:48
Kristin Mitchell embracing the snowfall under a juniper tree as it is shaken, ta
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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
12.02.2019 19:36:16
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A small juniper tree looks out over a snowy Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Natio
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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.
11.02.2019 19:15:20
Jordyn Yazzie, whose family participates in the Family Spirit health initiative,
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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.
10.02.2019 18:10:21
Cottonwood trees cover the floor of Canyon deChelly, a national monument in Ariz
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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.⠀ ⠀ 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.
09.02.2019 19:14:00
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // An aerial view of the northern coastline of Saint Lawre
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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
08.02.2019 23:00:15
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A ghostly image of an ukpik, or snowy owl, in the winter of the Alaskan Arctic.
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
08.02.2019 22:55:55
Brook trout lay frozen on the surface a lake in central British Columbia. For ma
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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
02.02.2019 17:49:58
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