TORONTO — Early in production for the new Alaska-set children’s animated series “Molly of Denali,” creative producer Princess Daazhraii Johnson’s young son got a sneak peek — and his reaction moved her to tears.
The scene saw the mother of the Indigenous protagonist, 10-year-old Molly (Shahnyaa) Mabray, cutting a traditional dish of whale skin and blubber known as muktuk with a customary knife called an ulu.
“My son goes, ‘Ah! That’s my favourite! And she has that knife you have!'” said Johnson, who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and is Neets’aii Gwich’in, with family from Arctic Village, Alaska.
“He was so shocked and …read more
Source:: National Newswatch