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Filmmaker named role model by Mattel challenges toy giant to create Cree Barbie


January 25, 2019

A Manitoba writer and filmmaker is urging the creators of Barbie to come up with a Cree version of the iconic doll because she says it's important Indigenous youth see themselves reflected throughout society, and that includes in toy stores.

Mattel, the company behind Barbie, recently selected Sonya Ballantyne as one of 60 Canadian female role models.


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