LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENT: Celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day with Molly of Denali and her creators! – Feb 16


GBH Kids, producer of Molly of Denali, and Alaska Public Media partnered together to host an event to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on February 16, 2022. Elizabeth Peratrovich (Raven of the Lingít Lukaadx̱.ádi Clan) is an important figure in Alaska’s history who helped pass the country’s first Anti-Discrimination Bill in 1945. Peratrovich’s story is told in the Molly of Denali episode “Molly and Elizabeth,” which will be shown during the event. Following the screening, members of the creative team behind the episode will discuss the episode and importance of Indigenous perspectives included in media representation.

This free, two-hour event, included games and activities for kids, as well as meet and greet opportunities with Molly. Held at the Alaska Native Heritage Center as well as via live stream, attendees enjoyed refreshments, gift bags, Molly Activity Packs, and a panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • LaVerne Demientieff, Indigenous Wellness Advisor
  • Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Alaska Native Advisor
  • Yatibaey Evans, Creative Producer
  • Vera Starbard, Writer
  • X’unei (Lance) Twitchell, Writer and Language Advisor

This event was made possible by: Rasmuson Foundation, GBH Kids and Alaska Public Media.

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