Now Starring In Children's Cartoons: Authentic Indigenous Characters

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Author: 
MANDALIT DEL BARCO
Source: 
NPR

The new PBS show Molly of Denali is the first nationally distributed children's series to feature an Alaska Native lead character. She's 10 years old; her heritage is Gwich'in, Koyukon and Dena'ina Athabascan. She lives in the fictional village of Qyah, population 94. She goes fishing and hunting, and also looks up information on the Internet and on her smartphone.

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