By Roy Cook
Tonight, December 7, 2010, a memorable day in American history. At the end of the evening, we sang Soldier Boy’ in honor of those who fell December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in our struggle for freedom.
America’s first peoples continue to gather together, endure and remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence in the San Diego region. Tribal America has brought to this great country certain human values and political ideas that have become ingrained in the American spirit. Tonight, John Hood, Dine’ shared his encouragement of charter school programs and prayers in his Navajo language.
Randy Edmonds, Kiowa, spoke to the tradition of the Gourd dance in Southern Plains and Southwest Indian country. He will continue to instruct and encourage the learning of protocol and participation in the Kiowa Gourd Dance. We had a good session of song by the San Diego Inter-Tribal singers and gourd dance at the very beginning of the evening.
American Indian children, friends and family continue to find their way to Old Town for traditional songs and good company. We invite you to bring your children and family to learn the pow wow dance and enjoy the friendship of the gatherings. The ‘Back to Basics’ dance classes continue December 14, 2010.
For more information:
San Diego Unified School District
Title VII Indian Education Program
Soaring Eagle performance/Parent committee:
Abel Jacome – 619-454-4951
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 ‘Back to Basics’ Soaring Eagle dance classes: December 14, 2010, bring a potluck item or side dish for the evening feast. Everyone is welcome