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Northern Voices: Dudley Edmondson Developing Environmental Justice For All

Northern Voices - Dudley Edmondson
This week on Northern Voices, Leah Lemm speaks with filmmaker, public speaker, and nature photographer, Dudley Edmondson.

Dudley chose to move to the Duluth area for the environment - for the woods and wildlife. The landscape of the north weaves together with his work and lifestyle. He’s currently working on a new project focusing on environmental justice for all.

Though I’ll only briefly touch on a few particulars of the project, what leads up to it is Dudley’s perspective and the history of the United States. The outdoors is for everyone. We are all affected by the future of the environment and climate, and solutions to current and future environmental issues require diversity and inclusion of voices and thought.

I’m excited to share words from northern Minnesota’s Dudley Edmondson. Dudley authored, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places,” which features profiles of African Americans enjoying the outdoors, professionally or as a hobby. He creates films, he’s a public speaker, and he photographs nature.

To learn more about Edmondson's work, click here to visit the website.

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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.

Leah is a radio & podcast host/producer, singer/songwriter, and a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Her work revolves around sound/music/voice and community story-sharing, with the mission to Amplify Native Voices. She currently lives in Grand Rapids, MN with her husband, young son, and country dog.
Max Philbrook (he/him) is a Producer at KAXE focused on telling the stories of the people, events, and organizations that make up the fabric of northern Minnesota. Based out of Grand Rapids, Max spends his time reading fiction at the library, seeing sports and live music, and supporting the arts and cultural events in the area. Get in touch with Max if you have a story to tell, an event to publicize, or just want to chat about life in the northland.