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Excellence in Teaching
By Aaron Burns


October 08, 2006

I would like to thank the many teachers who help the continued advancement of the Native Arts. This past week we held a Power Tool class at the Totem Heritage Center, which is required to get into many of the carving classes. Paul Potter is such a great teacher, he made me just appreciate the time some of the teachers put into the classes.

The power tool class is a short 3 day course to teach basic safety fundamentals, some of which are required to get carving projects started. To pass the class you just have to fill out a short test, which seems so trivial after you absorb the information Paul explains in such an easy going way. He also shared valuable information that can be applied outside of the classroom. He really is a class guy, who I really enjoyed talking to. He was my shop teacher when I was in middle school, many years ago.

I would just like to offer how proud I am to be part of a community that offers their valuable time to help the continued education at all levels from grade school through highschool and into the University as well as into the Native Arts and beyond.

A link to the Native Art classes follows here, we appreciate the community support and feel free to visit the Totem Heritage Center during the winter also between 1pm and 5pm.

Aaron Burns

Received October 05, 2006 - Published October 08, 2006

About: "I am the Programs Assistant at the Totem Heritage Center for nearly 2 years now. I also worked as a tour guide here for 4 seasons and I come from a very artistic family that includes Holly Churchill (mother) and Delores Churchill (grandmother)."




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