Cool Times at the Soaring Eagles Dance Class

By Roy Cook

At last, it is football season. The Soaring Eagles will have a bye week too. The Title VII Indian Education Parents committee will meet next week. This is a Soaring Eagles open invitation for everyone to drop by in two weeks: October 20, 2009 The Soaring Eagle program continues this Fall 2009 on Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Ballard Parent Center in Old Town. The best access to parking is from Jefferson St.

Crisp breezes scatter leaves in swirls. Evening shadows rush to dusk. Warm sweaters and ‘hoodies’ are worn or carried to these dance classes. But once the music starts, the room gets hot! Chuck Cadotte calls for the appropriate song for the dance category at the moment. He continues to bring wisdom of the elders and culture insights to the evening gatherings. We can see the improvement in the students and some of the earliest students can be selective in their participation. Chuck is able to provide individual instruction and encouragement to each group.

The SCAIR sponsored and community potluck continues to be very popular. Tonight is good comfort food and a real crowd pleaser: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, Happy Birthday cake and ice cream goes real good with the Hot Coffee and punch is always welcome. This potluck is largely due to the dedication of all the community to bring in something to share.

Pot-luck joke: There were these three Indian guys fighting over this beautiful woman. They were all fighting too much and so the woman said, “This is dumb, whoever can make the best sentence out of liver and cheese that’s the one I will marry!” So the first guy said ” I like liver but I hate cheese”. Then the second guy said, ” I hate liver but I like cheese”. Then those two started fighting again. The then the Kiowa said ” Hey liver alone cheese mine!”

We are constantly seeing new faces show up. So, bring them all: kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All our relations are welcome at this intertribal Soaring Eagle dance class and regalia gathering. Harvest time and November are very busy months for Native American events and activities. This evening there are many announcements and opportunities. Census Joke: One little, two little, three little and more Indians. It is all-good!