New Families at Soaring Eagle

By Roy Cook

This April 13, 2010 Soaring Eagle Dance workshop was filled with many new families and regular attendees to enjoy the evening with the Soaring Eagles. SCAIR American Indian dance instructor, Chuck Cadotte opened the evening instruction and called all the tiny tots for their introduction to the Dance circle. We have watched the two year olds and others grow up. They have their shawls and the boys use the dance sticks and hoops to gesture their moves. It is all very encouraging and empowering to see the pride and identity emerge.

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Efforts continue to emphasize the concept and practice of Respect. John Hood said we must listen and have Respect for each other and all living things. We will continue to monitor the activities in our Old Town facilities too. We learned of recent health issues and deaths in the American Indian community. With this in mind, John Hood led a prayer in his Dine language for all in need.

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Thanks for the Picts!

We all had a good time singing for a large group of springtime born birthday boys and girls. There were 11 children and not so young receiving the benefits of the birthday song, cakes, cakes and more cakes!

Additionally, there is another call for those who are in need of materials or ribbons for their outfits. They need to see Vickie Gambala very quickly.

There are many Pow wow doings coming up in our San Diego community these next three months. Our Soaring Eagles are being selected for responsible Head staff positions at these events. Look at the fliers of the upcoming pow wows below.

Maybe we will see you and your family at the next Soaring Eagle Dance Workshop on Tuesday Evening, 6:30pm, at the Old Town Ballard Parent center. Everyone is welcome!

San Diego and regional Pow wow activities:

http://www.americanindiansource.com/kcalendar.html

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San Diego Native American Sights, Sites, Delights
On -Going Events
http://www.gatheringofnations.com/powwows/April10.htm
APRIL
APR 17
SHERMAN INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL 25th ANNUAL INTER-TRIBAL POWWOW
ALL DANCERS& SINGERS WELCOME!
GRAND ENTRY: 12:00 P.M. (NOON) & 7:00 P.M.GOURD DANCE: 11:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.(Gates Open 9:00 A.M.)
Please bring chairs and shade.
Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA. 92503
(951) 276-6719
APR 24
So. Indian Health Spring Gathering
4058 Willows Rd
Alpine, CA
Click here for Flier
APR 24
Grossmont Pow wow
Clickhere for Flier
MAY
MAY 1-2
25th Annual Pow Wow at UCLA
UCLA North Athletic Field
Info: FREE ADMISSION, Dancing and Singing Contest, Miss UCLA Pageant,
Attendees encouraged to bring own canopies and chairs, Parking $10/day
Contact powwow@ucla.edu OR 310/206-7513
MAY 1&2MOTHER EARTH’S PEOPLE INTER-TRIBAL TRAD. GATHERING POW WOW
Mojave Narrows Regional Park
18000 Yates Road, Victorville, CA 92392 (760) 245-2226
Host No: Wild Horse - Host So: Hale and Co
11:00 am to dusk each day, $10.00 admission fee for up to six people in
one car, $3.00 each for walk-in. All drums and dancers welcome.
Contact Moreena Rocha Chavez, at 760-245-2398, or moreenac@yahoo.com.
MAY 8-9 IHRC Culture Days Mothers Day Weekend
Balboa Park
Clickhere for Flier
MAY 22-23
9th Annual AISA Pow wow at UCI
10-10 pm
Location: Mesa Field at UCI
(949)824-2223; http://clubs.uci.edu/aisa
MAY 30-31
San Diego State University
Memorial Day weekend
Click here for Flier or more info http://aiasdsu.org/gathering.html
JUNE
JUNE 26 & 27
Soaring Eagle Pow wow
Ballard Parent Center
Old Town San Diego
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