North Hills School District News Article

North Hills resident shares Native American heritage with high school students

Posted Monday, November 21, 2022

North Hills resident Tylar Melfi visited North Hills High School on Nov. 15 to talk to students in Tom Lisak's History & Politics of the Keystone State & Steel City class about his Native American heritage.

November is Native American Heritage Month and Tylar is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, the largest of six Native American nations that made up the Iroquois Confederacy, which predated the United States Constitution.

Dressed in traditional attire, Tylar spoke to students about his native language, played music and danced.

His overarching message was an important one and something we all should remember: There’s always going to be diversity and misunderstanding, and while we should never change who we are, our ability to listen is the most important thing we can give.

Thank you for visiting, Tylar!

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