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Food Art Is My Livelihood

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Matthew’s Story I began my creative journey at a young age. Growing up in a musical family, it wasn’t long before I developed a love of art in the form of theatre, music and visual art. We often took family vacations centered on museums, art galleries and concert halls. Eight years ago, my life changed […]

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Teaching West African Cultures and Traditions Is My Livelihood

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Charles’s Story The guiding principal for me is, “Hwendo na bua” which in my language, Fon, means, “Our culture and origin will not disappear.” I grew up in Benin; a small country in West Africa. In order to maintain strong family ties, and pass on history, values and traditions, my mother would bring her children […]

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All for the Match Campaign Update!

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Thanks to the generous gift of one million dollars from the John W. Carson Foundation, we are one third of the way to reaching our All for the Match campaign goal! This gift not only ensures a future livelihood for the arts and humanities in Nebraska, but also ensures Livi’s safety! Remember Livi, the charming, […]

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Chautauqua Contest!

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Organized by Humanities Nebraska, the Chautauqua Series brings workshops, presentations, and other activities for children and adults across the state in celebration of heritage and political and cultural happenings. This year’s theme is Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America. In the spirit of the upcoming Chautauqua series happening across Nebraska this month, […]

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Tribal Culture Is My Livelihood

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Taylor’s Story Our identity is everything to us as human beings. I was born into two tribes, the Omaha, and the Cherokee. I was adopted at birth into the earthen Bison clan (Black Shoulder or Inke’cabe). My name is Ba’gee-zha, which means Bison Mane, literally, but refers to the transformation of an alpha male whose head and neck […]

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Livi’s Story

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What would you do to ensure a livelihood for the arts and humanities? We know someone who loves them so much, she is embarking on a dangerous quest to make sure they flourish. Meet Livi: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCNP-DwCUPE]

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Connecting Is My Livelihood

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Gabrielle’s Story “I am because you are, and because we are, I am.” -Ubuntu/Zulu Philosophy I came from parents who discovered in the mid-1960s that love transcends skin color. My mother and father, one from a small farming town in Iowa and the other from Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago, endured trials and tribulations together because of […]

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Culture Is My Livelihood

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Mary’s Story When I was thirteen my mother gave me a paperback copy of Bess Streeter Aldrich’s A Lantern in Her Hand. The book told the story of a girl who grows up in the Nebraska Territory in the late 1800s.We had just moved from Nebraska to California, and the gift may have been my mother’s […]

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