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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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Mikhail bahe nurses her baby boy, secured in a traditional cradleboard. cradleboards are in common use today by diné, who traditionally believe that babies raised in cradleboards will grow up tall. they are also used to ensure protection for babies when outdoors-- if the board falls over, the hoop helps ensure the child will not be injured.

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 calf looks on after taking a drink of milk from its mother on a long drive to auction on the navajo nation in arizona.

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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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

comment 14 star 2,665 2 days ago

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

comment 13 star 3,313 3 days ago

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

comment 11 star 2,063 4 days ago

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

comment 25 star 3,001 5 days ago

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

comment 16 star 2,875 6 days ago

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

comment 13 star 2,138 1 weeks 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.

comment 15 star 2,567 2 weeks ago

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.

comment 90 star 6,782 2 weeks 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.

comment 19 star 2,348 2 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

comment 26 star 2,563 2 weeks ago