When I graduated high school my dad said to me, “I expect you to change the world.”
That statement / expectation my dad placed on me as a 17 year old stuck with me. I thought it an impossible goal and my dad was crazy for thinking I could change the world. After I started a family and moved through undergraduate and graduate school, I began to realize that maybe my dad did not mean the “whole” world, but the world I interacted with on a day to day basis - my world.
The statement began to empower me through my days, rather than weigh me down as it had as a young adult. It has pushed me to be a part of things I would sometimes think I did not belong, to take a leap and try harder when it seems like no one is listening.
So here I am leaping.
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Peter knew that he wanted to work in the arts, culture, and museum fields as early as high school. He first volunteered in a museum at the age of 15 and has not looked back since. He has experience in community development, collections, exhibits, retail, customer service, grant writing, strategic planning, American history, Native art, Native history and cultures, historic preservation, and new media. He has lived and worked in Indian Country and South Dakota since 2005 and is currently the chair of the planning committee for the Native POP: People of the Plains.
peter >at< racingmagpie.com