When “Molly of Denali,” PBS Kids’ new series, debuts on July 15, it will be the first to feature an Alaska Native lead character. “We have an opportunity with this show, with ‘Molly of Denali,’ to inform and to show us in a positive and respectful light,” Princess Daazhraii Johnson, creative producer of the series who is a member of an Athabascan group, Neets’aii Gwich’in.
“Constant racism, sexual and domestic violence, childhood trauma, lack of accountability from tribal law enforcement and court systems and not being believed if they do come forward has contributed to silencing Native women,” [Amanda Takes War Bonnet of the Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains] said.