Holiday SCAIR Soaring Eagles

By Roy Cookimage003
Soaring Eagles Tuesday evening, December 1, 2009, was spontaneous and song full. For some reason, there was a flip-flop in the order of potluck and dancing. It is all-good as long as we keep our focus on the prize, the Indian children. There is something good for all ages. Even reading picture books together or holding new babies. Tonight we sang the songs and the dancers worked up an appetite for the SCAIR sponsored potluck dinner. Santa and Mrs. Claus, Manuel and Celia Flores, were there with surprise gifts and festive Holiday cheer.


Chuck encourages the dancers to participate in the Pow wow categories: Shawl, Jingle, Grass and Traditional. Women southern, Tiny tots, sneak up and crow hop.


Everyone is fed after SCAIR Senior advisor Randy Edmonds blessing and a reminder of the importance of the 2010 Census. Debbie and the Razo family prepared the dinner. Cheesy grins and smiles are sustained throughout the evening.


There are some very fine songs sung by the two drums tonight. Maybe the week off or someone was rummaging around in Santa bag, I don’t know but all the singers were kicking down the walls! Real good ones bubbled up into the air. Finally, as the dancers were easing out the singers gathered around one drum and kept singing for another 15 minutes. It bears repeating, a fine time for all gathered this evening. Maybe we will see you and your family next week.


Soaring Eagle invited events:

December 5, 2009
Annual Starlight Yule Parade
Soaring Eagles will be # 55 in the parade of 100 entrees.
This is Chula Vista’s annual Christmas Parade, 5:30pm; it is the largest nighttime 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

December 8, 2009
This is the last one for 2009, Soaring Eagles Powwow
Workshop and SCAIR sponsored Potluck dinner.
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

One Response to “Holiday SCAIR Soaring Eagles”

  1. Dec. 5th, Chula Vista Parade–The Soaring Eagles walked/danced in the parade and as soon as we entered the parade route, we were greeted with loud cheers and yelling all along the route. AIWA led the way in a vehicle in front and Frank Gastelum held the Eagle Staff and led the dancers behind Carla Trouville’s vehicle as Chuck Cadotte sat in the truck bed and played some recorded music for the dancers. Mens Traditional Dancers in front , Womens Traditional next, Fancy Shawl Dancers next, followed by the Jingle Dancers. The Grass Dancers brought up the rear. Followed by the families of the dancers. Everyone was so excited by this event, we didn’t even mind that we had to wait for 3 hours before the event. And the long walk back to our vehicles was called the walk of tears, tears of pain, I know every one felt the pain the next morning. Chuck was glad that he was able to ride part of the way. John Hood and Chuck took pictures of the dancers along the way. The Girls Fancy Shawl Dancers didn’t even notice that the passed up the old men Traditional Dancers in front. Frank and Chuck had to send them back in line. Everyone really enjoyed this event. Aho..