By Roy Cook
This first Tuesday in November, 11/2/10, we reflect on the passing of our Elders. Also, of those who are in need of prayer and the opportunities for our hopes for our American Indian future, the children.
Our Federal government has designated this as Native American month. How better than to lift our voice in song and dance the joy of our Inter-tribal American Indian Heritage.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at the next American Indian event and Soaring Eagle dance workshop on 11/9/2010 at the Old Town Ballard Parent center.
KPBS is running a 5 part American Indian History series on PBS, We Shall Remain. This week the Eastern Cherokee and the Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, “The Trail Where They Cried.” And following historical events are presented. Chris Eyre, Cheyenne/Arapaho, is the director. He loves bursting the bubbles of conservatives and liberals alike who would paint Indians into a corner as either noble or ignoble savages. He uses humor-as opposed to a burning urge to mount a soapbox-compelled Eyre to pursue film making. You can watch them on-line too. There are some good outfits from Eastern Tribal groups to see and some good education for your friends, family, and children.
Here is the link:
San Diego American Indian pow wow trails lead to the Old Town Ballard center from 6-8:30 pm. with smiles and stories to tell each Tuesday evening. Remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the evening feast. Everyone is welcome.
In November, Soaring Eagles are going ‘back to the basics’ of American Indian dance instruction. Soaring Eagle dance classes schedule: November 9, 16, 30 and December 7, 14, 2010.
Our American Indian traditions are a dynamic, living experience and these workshops continue to nurture and they are made a part of the lifelong memories that are added to the tribal memory of the American Indian children. We are following in the paths of wisdom taught by our American Indian Elders and ancestors. These children will tell their children how things were when they were young. The continuity of culture and tribal tradition of will restore the hoop of the world, for all the people. We, as individuals, always need to remember, it is not about us, and it is for the children
For more information: Vickie Gambala
San Diego Unified School District
Title VII Indian Education Program
Everyone is welcome!
San Diego American Indian calendar events can be seen 7/24 on the web: americanindiansource.com