Soaring Eagles Children Dance

By Roy Cook

Soaring Eagles Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 09 was enthusiastic, unpredictable and indicative of the season and the community. There is a bit of sickness out there and the everyday flu too. Vickie Gambala is fighting back from pneumonia and attends this evening.

Chuck is juggling what he can with his schedule to fit in all the invitations for the Soaring Eagles during this Native American heritage month. He has much new information to announce and introduce this evening. There are some visitors from the Sierra Madre in Mexico, Huichol tribal members in their traditional regalia. They have come to dance and see what the Soaring Eagle practice community gathering is to experience. Everyone is fed after Randy Edmonds blessing and the visitors are made welcome to eat Hamburgers and macaroni with cheese and enjoy the evening.

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Girls fancy shawl, boys grass dance and traditional songs are sung. Along with southern women and jingle, dance the evening settles into the familiar rhythm. Two drums keep the feet flying and the toes tapping of those in the audience watching. Family members beam with pride and follow ‘their’ dancer around the arena as they dance and show off the moves they have learned.

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After the birthday cake and songs, Chuck and Randy ask the boys to bring out their gourd dance rattles. Most say they are at home. Next week we will have a gourd dancer practice led by SCAIR Senior advisor Randy Edmonds.

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A short set of Round dance songs finish off the evening. All leave with much to think about and plan for the next Soaring Eagle performance. See you there next week!

Soaring Eagle invited events:

November 20, 2009
Soaring Eagles Performance

Tiny Tots Dancers needed
Alpine, CA
9:00 am
NOTE: Gas card will be provided
Contact Vickie Gambala:

November 21 & 22, 2009
Pomona Powwow

Soaring Eagles will be attending
Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392

November 23, 2009
USMC at Miramar

9:00 – 11:00 am
More information to follow
Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392

November 24, 2009
Soaring Eagles Performance

US Boarder Portal
More information to follow
Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392

November 24, 2009
Soaring Eagles Powwow
Workshop
Potluck dinner and everyone is invited
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress Street
Old Town San Diego, 92110
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Contact Vickie Gambala:

November 27, 2009
San Diego American Indian Council Meeting
CANCELED DUE TO HOLIDAY


November 27, 28, &29
INDIO Powwow

Soaring Eagles will be attending
Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA 92201

Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392
Last updated: 9/23/2009 3:07:01 P
December 1, 2009
Soaring Eagles Powwow
Workshop
Potluck dinner and everyone is invited
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress Street
Old Town San Diego, 92110
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Contact Vickie Gambala:

December 5, 2009
Annual Starlight Yule Parade

Soaring Eagles will be in the parade
Chula Vista’s annual Christmas Parade, 5:30pm; largest night time parade in South Bay. Features floats, drill teams, marching bands, classic cars and a children’s’ event from 3-5pm.
Parade route: North on Third Ave from H St to E St, downtown Chula Vista. Part of the Chula Vista community

Contact Vickie Gambala:
Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392

Last updated: 9/23/2009 3:07:01 PM

December 1, 2009
Soaring Eagles Powwow
Workshop
Potluck dinner and everyone is invited
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress Street
Old Town San Diego, 92110
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Contact Vickie Gambala:

December 8, 2009
Soaring Eagles Powwow
Workshop
Potluck dinner and everyone is invited
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress Street
Old Town San Diego, 92110
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Contact Vickie Gambala:

December 10, 2009
Southern Indian Health Center Senior Holiday Luncheon
Soaring Eagles will be performing
More information to follow
Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392
Contact Vickie Gambala:

December 12, 2009
San Diego American Indian Community Christmas Dinner
Barrio Station
Soaring Eagles will be performing
More information to follow
Contact Vickie Gambala:
Contact Chuck Cadotte: 619-994-0392

December 15, 2009

Parent Advisory Meeting
Everyone is invited

Ballard Parent Center

2375 Congress Street

Old Town San Diego, 92110

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Contact Vickie Gambala: