By Roy Cook.
SCAIR, Southern California American Indian Resource, Soaring Eagle workshop, March 9, is packed with new families; growing students and the Soaring Eagles are enjoying a very visible presence in our Southland Pow wow community. There are many Soaring Eagle announcements of who will be the head staff at the upcoming San Diego area Pow wows this spring. (See list of events at the bottom.) Also present this evening is the US Census and a grab bag of knick-knacks promoting the effort to make sure that Indians Count.
The American Indian Health Clinic Youth program continues to find this gathering most useful to announce their programs to many of the participants in both Soaring Eagle and their Youth programs. From the very start of the Soaring Eagle, evening, great songs filled the hall.
SCAIR American Indian dance instructor Chuck Cadotte continues to focus on a performance segment called the Lakota Gourd Dance. He called for ongoing Soaring Eagle group specialties in the traditional categories: Ladies shawl, Southern traditional. Man traditional, Grass dance and the Round dance. “We have had some of our pow wow people pass on and local military Indian veterans too.” Chuck sadly reported and called for a memorial song from the San Diego Intertribal Singers.
People came to Soaring Eagle to enjoy and participate in the SCAIR sponsored hot, hearty, stick to your ribs potluck prepared by Debbie Razo. The people also came to laugh, talk, and see the Soaring Eagle children dance and have a great time again this evening at the Soaring Eagles.
The Soaring Eagle attendance exceeded expectations with the increased visibility and popularity of the program; we have been attracting new families to the Soaring Eagle American Indian workshop. This is a good time to repeat to 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 superb Soaring Eagle gathering with cool, breezy evening weather. This SCAIR sponsored Soaring Eagle 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.
We repeat the thought that all will continue to be good at the Soaring Eagle 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 empowerment of the children’s trust, commitment and self-esteem.
Soaring Eagle Pow wow opportunities:
For fliers, directions and Head Staff see:
US Census Pow wow
March 20, 2010
Barrio Station Hall
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Women - Man Wellness Conference
March 28-April 1, 2010
Mini Pow wow
Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA
University of Oklahoma
Grossmont Pow wow
April 24, 2010
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IHRC Culture Days
Mothers Day Weekend
May 8-9 2010
San Diego State University
Memorial Day weekend
May 30-31, 2010
Soaring Eagle Pow wow
June 26 & 27, 2010
Ballard Parent Center
Old Town San Diego
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