SCAIR See Sparkle in Soaring Eagles

By Roy Cook.

SCAIR Soaring Eagle workshop, March 2, 2010, had an outstanding response by students, mentors and parent. Great songs filled the hall and allowed SCAIR American Indian dance instructor Chuck Cadotte to focus on personal instruction in a performance segment called the Lakota Gourd Dance. He called for previous performance specialties and the various traditional categories. Chuck repeated, “We need to be prepared to dance what is called for at the pow wows and keep our positive attitude.”

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Some of the Soaring Eagle parents met in another room to discuss regalia, material and the resources necessary to complete the children’s dance regalia for the events and pow wows this spring. The children are literally growing out of their outfits!

With the increased visibility and popularity of the program, we have been attracting new families to the American Indian workshop. This is a good time to remind all the participants that the Soaring Eagle program is an intertribal pow wow regalia focus. If the parents and family desire to represent specific tribal regalia, well, that is all good. However much of the advice and design will be the responsibility of the Child’s parents and family. It was a good gathering with comfortable evening weather. This SCAIR sponsored workshop is still the best San Diego inter-tribal gathering to attend with our American Indian community for a sober, clean, positive, educational and cultural experience.
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People came to enjoy and participate in the SCAIR sponsored potluck and laugh, talk, and see the children dance and have a great time again this evening.

All will continue to be good at this SCAIR sponsored American Indian Dance workshop if we honor our traditions and respect every thing and each other. We always need to keep in it mind, that it is always about the Indian children. The children’s trust, commitment and self esteem empowerment.

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Soaring Eagle Pow wow opportunities:

US Census Pow wow
March 20, 2010
Barrio Station Hall
TBA

Women - Man Wellness Conference
March 28-April 1, 2010
Mini Pow wow
Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA
University of Oklahoma
TBA

Grossmont Pow wow
April 24, 2010
TBA

IHRC Culture Days
Mothers Day Weekend
May 8-9 2010
Balboa Park
TBA

San Diego State University
Memorial Day weekend
May 30-31, 2010
TBA

Soaring Eagle Pow wow
June 26 & 27, 2010
Ballard Parent Center
Old Town San Diego
TBA