Sharing the Culture of Native Americans Women from Indian Center Speak to Classes

By Trozzo, Sandy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), November 26, 2014 | Go to article overview

Sharing the Culture of Native Americans Women from Indian Center Speak to Classes


Trozzo, Sandy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


Throughout much of the fall, elementary students in the North Hills School District have been immersing themselves in another culture - one that was here long before their ancestors arrived.

The district's parent groups funded an intensive unit on Native Americans. The unit culminated for West View Elementary students Nov. 14 with a day of workshops conducted by two women from the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center in Indiana Township.

"To actually get one-on-one with the kids is actually refreshing," said Chanel Wissner .

Ms. Wissner and Danielle Wanner talked to groups of kids about Native American history and culture, and reviewed class and individual projects.

Students in kindergarten and first grade made turtle shell rattles; second grade, dream catchers; third and fourth grades, mini- Kachinas, which grant blessings and benefits; and fifth and sixth grades made large totem poles with animals representing the values held by each class.

"The whole project was designed to give an appreciation of Native American culture, to realize the variety in Native American culture, to make this more real for children," said Martin Richter, gifted education teacher at West View. "We learned how all the artifacts we made fit into the culture."

The totem poles, for example, were from the culture of the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, while the kachinas summoned the mountain spirits of the tribes in the Southwest to fulfill their desires. …

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