Soaring Eagles Shine Under a Winter Moon

clip_image0031Soaring Eagles are sponsored by Southern California American Indian Resource Inc.

By Roy Cook

There is a full moon in the sky tonight, 9/22/10. But, “O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon.” The only constant in life is change. We are amazed to see more families that are new and community members attend the Soaring Eagle dance workshops. Summer pow wows are over but there are conferences and invitations to perform at various locations in San Diego County this fall season. Many Soaring Eagle dancers will participate in responsible roles at the NIEA pow wow, October 8, 2010.

POWWOW  Friday, October 8, 2010

Town and Country Resort Hotel
5000 Hotel Circle
San Diego, CA

6:00 – 7:00 PM Gourd Dancing
7:00 – 11:00 PM Inter-Tribal


Master Of Ceremonies Randy Edmonds
Arena Director Frank Gastelum
Head Man Dancer David Patterson
Head Woman Dancer Tiffany Jackson
Head Boy Dancer Balthazar Jackson
Head Girl Selena Gastelum
Head Young Boy Dancer Ricky Garcia
Head Young Girl Dancer Queenabella Fisher
Head Gourd Dancer Darren Henson
Color Guard
Host Southern Drum Hale & Co.
Host Northern Drum Green River

Co-Chairs: Vickie Gambala, SDUSD Indian Education Program - Richard Orvedal, Soaring Eagles Committee - Phil Hale, Southern Indian Center – Ruben Little Head, Cupa Cultural Center - Skye McMichael, La Jolla Indian Reservation
Contact Information:

We are back at the Old Town Ballard center from 6-8:30 pm. with smiles and stories to tell each Tuesday evening. When available, SCAIR senior advisor Randy Edmonds summarizes community news and provides the blessing for the evening SCAIR sponsored meal. Soaring Eagle family and friends add potluck side dishes to add to the variety of the dinner.



Tonight we had three well-attended drums. All eager to sing when called upon for the dance categories selected by SCAIR American Indian dance instructor, Chuck Cadotte. Girls, boys, junior categories and the all-popular round dance brought out happy feet and spontaneous smiles.


We continue to emphasize the goal of the Soaring Eagles: continuity of American Indian culture.

Our American Indian traditions are a living experience and these workshops are made a part of lifelong memories that are added to the tribal memory of the American Indian children in the ways of our American Indian Elders and ancestors. These children will tell their children how things were when they were young and the Tribal tradition of the continuity of culture will restore the hoop of the world, for all the people. We always need to remember, it is not about us, and it is for the children!allboys

The National Indian Education Association, NIEA, is still seeking volunteers to assist at the Town and Country conference on October 7-10, 2010.

We will look forward to seeing you and your family at the next American Indian event and Soaring Eagle dance workshop, Old Town Ballard Parent center.

For more information:
Vickie Gambala
San Diego Unified School District
Title VII Indian Education Program
CELL (619) 916-1506

Everyone is welcome!

San Diego American Indian calendar events can be seen 7/24 on the web:

OCT 1-3
2nd Annual Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal PowWow
Pioneer Park - Lucerne Valley, CA.
33187 Old Woman Springs Road next to the Lucerne Valley Fire Department.
Contact: Ophelia Sowa-lly Porter 760/ 885-5924

Baskets & Botany
5180 Tecolote Road
San Diego, CA 92110
9:30 am
Contact: 858-581-9959