Northern Voices: Leah Lemm and Wendy Savage on Stories, Art, Beadwork, and Lac La Croix Ojibwe Ponies
Today, I’m talking to an artist who comes from a family of artists, with creative traditions that span from painting, to regalia, from beadwork to moccasin making. Wendy Savage (Fond du Lac Band) has spent years supporting the careers of other artists, she has created curriculum for schools about Native artwork, and has curated exhibits, and has spent lots of time researching and speaking and visiting elders in her community. Wendy is quick to praise many artists and colleagues when we talk - I feel like I’m destined to go on many side-quests from talking with her. Plus she has decades of research under her belt, most done before the era of Google, so she’s a wealth of information. Today, I’m going to take some time to celebrate her and her work.
Lemm's Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland shares sustainable, traditional, indigenous, and ancestral practices of Northern Minnesotans. Through these conversations, Northern Voices celebrates the richness of individual, organizational, and communal ways of life within the region.
To learn more about the creator of this series, Leah Lemm, click here to view her website.
For more episodes of Northern Voices, access the full archive here on the KAXE/KBXE website.