Soaring Eagles at TANF - San Marcos

By Roy Cook

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CSU San Marcos, July 17, 2010 at 11am the SDUSD Indian Education Title VII, SCAIR sponsored Soaring Eagle students, parents, mentors and community volunteers are invited, by our good friend Ernie Salgado, to attend the Tribal-Urban TANF Back to School event. Some of the Soaring Eagles are TANF participants. The Soaring Eagles demonstrated examples of pow wow dance categories and regalia. SCAIR Senior Advisor Randy Edmonds is the Emcee for the short performance.

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This entire San Marcos region is the traditional homeland of the Payoomkawichum/LuiseƱo-Cupa and Ipai tribal people. Thus, it is a very appropriate location for American Indian gatherings. It is in the midst of our traditional American Indian ancestry.

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This is such a glorious day under the tents and dancing on the green grass of Mother Earth. The Soaring Eagles colorfully kicked up the heat. It seems so good to be here and just feel as if we naturally belong to this reservation-urban American Indian group even though we may be far away from our tribal roots.

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One thing about our Indian families, we are the bench mark for diversity in action. That has been our San Diego community traditional custom and practice and it will continue to be, as long as we come together in camp circles and get together with pride in our Indian children. It is always about the kids!

We also hope to see you and your family at the next American Indian community event.

Thanks to H. Fuentes for the great shots.

JULY 31, AUG 1
SCIC 42nd Annual Powwow
Garden Grove High School
11271 Stanford Ave
Garden Grove, Ca
Info: 714-962-6673

AUG 13-14
2010 Barona Traditional Gathering
Peon, Traditional Singing Dancing, Family Games, Live Music, Horse Shoes, Invitational Softball Tournament, Food
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