Mentasta Woman, Creative Producer Of "Molly Of Denali," Wins Boston Public Media Award

  Yatibaey Evans Of Mentasta Wins Award   She's A Producer Of Popular Alaska-Themed Kids' TV Show, "Molly Of Denali"   Her...

  Yatibaey Evans Of Mentasta Wins Award  

She's A Producer Of Popular Alaska-Themed Kids' TV Show, "Molly Of Denali"  

Her Mother, Donna Galbreath, Was First Alaska Athabaskan To Become A Medical Doctor  

"Molly of Denali" Promotional Website 

Granddaughter of... "Molly Of Mentasta" 

Mentasta native Yatibaey Evans has been named the 2023 Margret and Hans Rey Fellow by GBH, Boston’s public media producer. She’s among a group of three GBH producers recognized for their outstanding work. 

Yatibaey is the daughter of Donna Galbreath of Mentasta, and Jeff Mann of Massachusetts. She's the granddaughter of Molly Galbreath of Mentasta and Don Galbreath of Michigan. 

Her mother, Donna Galbreath, was the first Ahtna resident and Alaskan Athabaskan to become a medical physician. (See 1988 story in the Copper River Country Journal):



A Creative Producer for GBH’s Molly of Denali, Evans led the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program which aims to meet the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives. She has been awarded the Champion For Kids Award from the Alaska Children's Trust for her dedication and commitment to working to ensure that children and youth are living in safe, supportive and nurturing communities. 

She also earned the Friend of Education Award from the Fairbanks Education Association for her significant work to benefit public education, education employees, and students. Evans is the past president of the United Way of the Tanana Valley and past chair of the ANE Parent Advisory Committee. In 2017, she was also recognized as one of Alaska's Top 40 Under 40 for her many accomplishments.

Yatibaey Evans 

 

GBH Awards Fellowships to Three Outstanding Producers, Including One From Mentasta 

 

 

Boston (December 13, 2022) - Boston public media producer GBH has awarded fellowships to three outstanding producers, recognizing excellence, potential and creativity. The recipients of the 2023 Fellowship Awards are Elizabeth (Biz) Thorsen, who received the Becton Fellowship, Yatibaey Evans who received the Margret and Hans Rey Fellowship, and Caitlin Saks who received the Peter S. McGhee Fellowship. 

 

“From ensuring that our children’s programming remains an educational and innovative facet of our institution to creating world-renowned science and technology media that demystifies the concepts that define our lives, these three producers have gone above and beyond to expand the possibilities of public media,” said GBH President and CEO Jon Abbott. “I’m proud that GBH continues to celebrate the ingenuity of its talent and to acknowledge the quality content produced across various platforms.”

 

From 2011-2021, Evans led the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program which aims to meet the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives. She has been awarded the Champion For Kids Award from the Alaska Children's Trust for her dedication and commitment to working to ensure that children and youth are living in safe, supportive and nurturing communities. She also earned the Friend of Education Award from the Fairbanks Education Association for her significant work to benefit public education, education employees, and students. Evans is the past president of the United Way of the Tanana Valley and past chair of the ANE Parent Advisory Committee. In 2017, she was recognized as one of Alaska's Top 40 Under 40. Additionally, she has served on the University of Alaska's Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Native Education, Governor Bill Walker's "Alaska's Education Challenge,” Chaired the Human Resources committee for the National Congress of American Indians and was the first Alaska Native president of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA).

 

Evans is from Mentasta, Alaska and is part of the Ahtna culture, stewards of the Copper River region. She has four sons ranging from ages nine to twenty-one. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University.


About GBH

GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.

 

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