JULY 15, 2019

PBS KIDS® PREMIERS MOLLY OF DINALI®

Molly of Dinali, a PBS KIDS® series produced by WGBH Boston, became the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature a Native American lead character.  The adventures of Alaska Native Molly Mabray, a 10-year-old Gwich’in/Koyukon/Dena’ina Athabascan girl, foster literacy skills, and emphasizes family & intergenerational relationships, such as respecting others, sharing, and honoring your elders.  Molly navigates her world and solves problems with the help of books, online resources, field guides, historical documents, maps, tables, posters, photos, as well as Indigenous knowledge from elders.  Every Indigenous character is voiced by an Indigenous actor.  Molly’s voice is Alaska Native Sovereign Bill (Tlingit & Muckleshoot).  Alaska Native Princess Daazhraii Johnson is Creative Producer of the series.   The theme is sung by Phillip Blanchett and Karina Moeller of the Yupik Alaska Native band Pamyua, and the Athabascan fiddle and traditional drum in the song were played by Gwich’in fiddler Brennan Firth.

Source:  "PBS KIDS Announces MOLLY OF DENALI, Premiering July 15, 2019,” PBS About.  Retrieved 6/27/2020, http://www.pbs.org/about/blogs/news/pbs-kids-announces-molly-of-denali-premiering-july-15-2019/
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