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Audio/Video Is My Livelihood

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Nate’s Story When you think about what it means to make something, your mind usually drifts to the tangible items that are created every day: a bridge, an automobile, a painting. But my livelihood revolves around making things that are not tangible. Audio and video create an experience, a feeling, and hopefully a reaction. As a […]

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Imagination Is My Livelihood

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Dana’s Story Like nearly all children, I was (and still am) the kind that loves to draw out the things and ideas that come to mind. Back then, if there was any sort of blank surface, it would be drawn on. When paper wasn’t around, the walls had to suffice. I got in trouble for that, so […]

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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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Social Studies Is My Livelihood

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Kristi’s Story I was about seven years old when the teacher at my one-room school suggested that I read Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It seemed really daunting at first, but soon I was totally engrossed in the story of Pa, Ma, Mary, Laura, and Baby Carrie starting a life in a […]

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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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Louder Than a Bomb Is My Livelihood

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Matt’s Story Louder Than a Bomb is a festival where high school poets compete with their poetry. Yes, I know this sounds ludicrous. It kind of is. Which is why it’s so much fun. Run by the nonprofit Nebraska Writers Collective, schools and organizations send teams who have been writing and working on performance with a coach […]

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Creating, Sharing, and Promoting Art Is My Livelihood

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Wava’s Story What is my livelihood story? Creating, sharing and promoting Art is my livelihood. It started when I was about 4 years old: playing in a rain-soaked driveway, sitting in the mud, making little mud dishes. Little did I know that many years later I would become a painter, potter and songwriter. In high school my love […]

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The Arts Are My Livelihood

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Linda’s Story: I find that life is best when there is a way I can express myself without words. It was so satisfying when I discovered that paint, form and content were all I needed to share the story of a life lived as a Chicana raised in Papillion, Nebraska.

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Photography Is My Livelihood

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Pat’s Story An early definition of livelihood is “the quality or state of being lively.” When I am taking photographs in the hilly pastures of my family’s property in northeast Nebraska, I see the soft forms of the earth, the jagged lines of trees and grasses, and the changing textures and colors during different times of day and seasons. […]

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Painting and Dancing Are My Livelihood

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Emily’s Story For as long as I can remember, I’ve been painting and dancing. For me, the two art forms go hand-in-hand. Both modes of expression have a history that has developed over time while still maintaining their relevance in the world. Both art forms allow the artist to express their deepest self in the most pure […]

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