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Native America Calling: The Barbie Mankiller Controversy
Friday, December 8, 2023

The Barbie Mankiller Controversy
The Barbie brand has experienced a banner year with the record-breaking success of the Greta Gerwig film.

However, the Barbie Inspiring Women collectible dolls, which includes the former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Wilma Mankiller, is getting praise and criticism — and spurring conversations about how non-Native companies accurately honor Native individuals and tribes.

Join the conversation as Native America Calling dives into the controversy.

Guests on Native America Calling
Kristina Kiehl, long-term friend of Wilma Mankiller

Travis Owens (Cherokee Nation), vice president of cultural tourism for Cherokee Nation

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