Soaring Eagle Enjoy Pow wow Summer

By Roy Cook

This overcast June 8, 2010 Soaring Eagle Dance workshop has no gloom to these evening activities. This evening parent/pow wow committee meeting is held in another room. The workshop activities are in preparation for the Father’s Day Imperial Beach Pow wow by the Sea and the end of the month Soaring Eagle Pow wow on June 26-27, 2010 at the Ballard Parent Center in Old Town. SCAIR Senior Advisor Randy Edmonds presented news from the annual Golden State Gourd Society pow wow and the blessing for the feast.
At the ReNew Community Picnic this past weekend Soaring Eagle singers presented a fine selection of popular pow wow songs.

Jon Meza Cuero is the lead Wildcat singer of traditional Niemii songs from the Kumeyaay-Tipai people. He sang a selection of songs composed by Amay Ta Quas, Yellow Sky. He also sang a special honoring song for the public recognition and shawl given to our soaring Eagle cook, Debbie Razo. Her family and friends joined her.

For more information: Vickie Gambala
San Diego Unified School District
Title VII Indian Education Program

Everyone is welcome!

Tonight American Indian SCAIR dance mentor Melissa Aldeman is on the microphone. The other mentors also 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 dance instruction continued in the hallway with the new and younger dancers. Once they learn the basic steps they can join in with greater confidence. 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 announced by Melissa and reviewed.
Debbie and the Razo crew had a really well received SCAIR sponsored meal and pot luck of chicken chillaquillas, Spanish rice, macaroni salad, fresh fruit. Two or more Potato salads, fruit, lettuce salad and the usual condiments made for a good meal. Later in the evening, we celebrated two birthdays with songs, outstanding homemade cake and coffee or punch.
Finally, this evening the dancing was musically topped off with the ever-popular round dance, with words, for all visitors, students and parents to enjoy.  Maybe we will see you and your family at the next event or the Soaring Eagle Dance Workshop on Tuesday Evening, 6:00pm, at the Old Town Ballard Parent center, 2375 Congress Street
San Diego, Ca 92110.

San Diego and regional Pow wow activities:

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JUNE 12 &13
Annual San Luis Rey Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Inter-tribal Pow Wow
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JUNE 19 & 20
Powwow by the Sea
974 Seacoast Drive (at the pier)
Imperial Beach, CA
Info: Barbara McCoy or Jackson at The Bridge (619)429-6621
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JUNE 26 & 27
Soaring Eagle Pow wow
Ballard Parent Center
Old Town San Diego
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