Soaring Eagles Take a Breath

By Roy Cook

clip_image0021This March 23, 2010 is an overflow of enthusiasm from last weekends Pow wow (enjoy the added images of the Pow wow thanks to Yolle Torres and K.C. Alfred / Union-Tribune). Also, 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.)

clip_image0041We appreciate SCAIR for their constant support of the dance workshops feed and occasional special events.

There is still a full turnout of new families at Old Town Ballard center Soaring Eagle American Indian Dance Workshop to enjoy and participate in the SCAIR sponsored feast prepared by Debbie Razo. SCAIR Senior advisor Randy Edmonds provided the blessing before the meal. 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. Our constant goal at the workshop is the empowerment of the children’s trust, commitment and self-esteem.

clip_image006SCAIR American Indian dance instructor Chuck Cadotte announced the Soaring Eagle presentation at the Poway library. And all parents need to see Vickie Gambala for final approval of material for new outfits.

The Soaring Eagle attendance exceeds expectations with the increased visibility and popularity of the program; we have been attracting many new families to the Soaring Eagle American Indian workshop.

clip_image008It is announced that, since the group will be at the Monday night wellness pow wow, there will not be a Soaring Eagle Workshop next week. Our next meeting is April 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm.

Chuck Cadotte continues to focus on a performance segment called the Lakota Gourd Dance and the Duck and Dive. He called for ongoing Soaring Eagle group specialties in the traditional categories: Ladies shawl, Southern traditional. Man traditional, Grass dance and the Round dance Programs.


This March 23 evening was a superb Soaring Eagle gathering with warm summer like 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 will see you at the 6pm Monday night Women and Men wellness mini- Pow wow!
Soaring Eagle Pow wow opportunities:

For fliers, directions and Head Staff see:

March 27
The San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee has announced its selections for induction into this year’s Women’s Hall of Fame. One of these is: Anna Sandoval. Her leadership has greatly benefited her people. She is recognized as the first female tribal chief of a Kumeyaay Indian tribe. The announcement came in anticipation of the 9th annual induction ceremony and dinner, which is, will take place on March 27, 2010 at UC San Diego’s Price Center Ballroom East from 5-9PM. In 2001, the four Co-Hosts of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame organized the first Hall of Fame event at UC San Diego to honor and acknowledge women who have significantly contributed to the quality of life and have made outstanding volunteer contributions in San Diego County. The purpose of the annual induction of women into the Hall of Fame is to make women’s actions and accomplishments visible in San Diego. The induction ceremony is open to the public.

Women - Man Wellness Conference
March 29
Mini Pow wow
Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA
University of Oklahoma
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Grossmont Pow wow
April 24, 2010
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IHRC Culture Days
Mothers Day Weekend
May 8-9 2010
Balboa Park

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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