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THE VIEW / Photography by Kiliii Yüyan

THE PANDEMIC HAS PUT KILIII YÜYAN'S
latest project for National Geographic on hold
for now. Based in Seattle, the award-winning
photographer, whose ancestry is ChineseAmerican and Indigenous Siberian (Nanai/
Hèzhé), had been documenting sovereignty of
Indigenous nations across North America for
the legendary magazine. But COVID-19 forced
him to stay closer to home, focusing on the Black
Lives Matter movement and how people were
getting out close to home over the summer. " I
am still doing the normal kind of work that I do,
which is documenting the human relationship
to nature, " he says.

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The sovereignty project links to sea changes in
the way Indigenous people are reclaiming their
agency-looking at how traditional prescribed
burning in California has mitigated the dangers
of big burns and how the Blackfoot Confederacy
is bringing bison herds back to Montana. It's
an intensely personal project for Yüyan who
started as a commercial photographer at REI
before realizing his heart was into more than
just selling products.
" I started to do what you have to do when
you're an artist, " he says. " Look deeper; let yourself be vulnerable; look at what it is about who
you are that's worth exploring and find a way to

open that discovery up for yourself. "
For Yüyan, that discovery includes his own
Indigenous heritage. " My grandmother was an
Indigenous person who grew up one of the last
hunter-gatherer, nomadic people on Earth, but
I didn't even know that until I was in my 20s, " he
says. " I only understood a lot of what she taught
me later. And I became deeply interested in the
land and set off on the path of learning primitive
skills and establishing my own relationship with
the natural world. "
You can learn more about Yüyan and see
more of his work at kiliii.com. Follow him
on Instagram @kiliiiyuyan. O.R.


https://kiliii.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kiliiiyuyan/

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CONTENTS
THE PULSE
HEADLINES
MAREKTING
RETAIL 101
CASE STUDY
IDEAS
THOUGHT LEADER
THE WEEKLY CHAT
OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER ONLINE
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND
BREAD + BUTTER
GEAR GALLERY
HOT PICKS
THE VIEW
FIELD NOTES
#REPLIFE
BACKSTORY
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Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - CONTENTS
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Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - 6
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - THE PULSE
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - HEADLINES
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - 9
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - MAREKTING
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - RETAIL 101
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - CASE STUDY
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - 13
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - IDEAS
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - THOUGHT LEADER
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - THE WEEKLY CHAT
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER ONLINE
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - THIS LAND IS OUR LAND
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Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - BREAD + BUTTER
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - GEAR GALLERY
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Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - 26
Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - HOT PICKS
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Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - THE VIEW
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Outdoor Retailer - March 2021 - FIELD NOTES
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