Soaring Eagle See a Rainbow of Ribbons

By Roy Cook

This May 25, 2010 Soaring Eagle Dance workshop evening announcements included: Regalia ribbon, in many colors and widths, are in and Vickie was measuring out and advising on color combinations. The Soaring Eagle kids will shine in a kaleidoscope of color!   SDSU Pow wow, now only on Saturday and the ReNew American Indian Health Clinic Picnic Saturday June 6, 10 starting at 10am.

6:00pm – 6:30 pm SCAIR sponsored and Potluck Dinner
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Grand Entry & Powwow Dance Practice

Harold J Ballard Parent Center Old Town

2375 Congress StreetSan Diego, Ca 92110
Vickie Gambala
San Diego Unified School District
Title VII Indian Education Program

vgambala@sandi.net

American Indian character and protocol activities continued without American Indian SCAIR dance instructor Chuck Cadotte this evening. He was at a work related event. The mentors stepped up to the task. Just as most of us are happy to volunteer our time and talent to help the Indian children gain confidence and learn about fun, positive, healthy, drug and alcohol free involvements. The evening’s instruction in protocol continued outside with Frank Gastelum.

These educational activities inform and demonstrate, by example the protocol and respect of the pow wow circle. American Indian traditions are a living experience and made a part of a shared life history with the Soaring Eagle youth community.

We again had two drums this evening; this gave the dancers added opportunities to enjoy dancing to songs for each category. All the other regular dance categories were reviewed too.
Debbie and the Razo crew had a really well received SCAIR sponsored meal of hot dog in a bun with chili and cheese. Also, the nachos were tasty with chili beans and cheese. Two or more Pasta salads, raw vegetables, lettuce salad and the usual hot dog condiments made for a good meal. Later in the evening, we celebrated two birthdays with songs, cake, ice cream smoothies and coffee or punch. Again this evening the dancing was musically topped off with the ever-popular round dance for all visitors, students and parents to enjoy and work out the kinks of sitting there for the last hour or so.

There are many Pow wow activities coming up in our San Diego community these next three months. Our Soaring Eagles are continually being selected for responsible head staff positions at these events.

San Diego and regional Pow wow activities:

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

AmericanIndianSource.com

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