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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 37

First, Haatepah Clearbear learned about his past. Now the young model is using that knowledge to advocate for Native American futures—and the planet.
Words by Robert Ito. Photography by Ben Duggan. Styling by Whitney Whitaker.

In December 2018, Haatepah Clearbear left his hometown of Pacifica, a sleepy coastal suburb of San Francisco, to come to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming a model. He was 21. Clearbear had had a bit of success with smaller modeling jobs in the Bay Area, and had been encouraged by Daniel Peddle, a casting director and talent scout, to give it a go with the larger agencies in Southern California. Not long after arriving in town, his finances


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven

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