By Roy Cook Tonight, two songs, two dance areas, two drums and too good to miss! Tiny tot dancers and singers enjoyed the ‘special’ songs composed for them. Each dance category danced two songs to better be prepared to dance in real time: anywhere, anytime. Our American Indian parents spoke to how things and dancers participated in their tribal area in years past. It takes courage to speak before a large group in public but at the Soaring Eagles it is a non-pressure environment. We really like it this way. Experienced, contest winners and past head dancers mentored the children in the movement and steps of the American Indian traditional dance. Every mentor cannot make it every week but each week there is always someone that has stepped up to share what they know of our Indian ways. This is the Indian way. 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 will continue into the new year! *For more information:* Vickie Gambala San Diego Unified School District Title VII Indian Education Program Harold J. Ballard Parent Center 2375 Congress St San Diego, CA 92110 firstname.lastname@example.org 619-293-4427 *Soaring Eagle performance*/Parent committee: Abel Jacome - 619-454-4951 The Soaring Eagles will be participating in the Martin Luther King Day Parade and at a Multi-cultural event this weekend. We are very fortunate to have a location to gather at and live our Indian ways. We are fortunate to have volunteers to share their dance and song experience and very fortunate to have children eager to have a good time doing Indian things. A wise tribal member recently said, "We cannot teach our Indian ways. We need to live them." These weekly immersions into traditional tribal culture by America’s first peoples allow us to 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. San Diego American Indian pow wow trails lead to the Old Town, Harold J. Ballard Parent Center 2375 Congress St San Diego, CA 92110 Indian Dance workshop is from 6-8:30 pm. with smiles and stories to tell each Tuesday evening. Remember ‘Back to Basics’ Soaring Eagle 2011 dance classes: January 18, 26 February 1, 6, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Also, bring a potluck item or side dish for the Soaring Eagles evening feast. Everyone is welcome. *This winter is an excellent time to work on our dance regalia for the 2011 pow wow season. * REMINDER: Review 7/24 some traditional East and West coast winter ceremonies posted on the Soaring Eagle page.
Native American Winter Ceremonies
Presented by Roy Cook
The Northwest Coast American Indian Potlatch is a festival ceremony practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. This includes Haida, Nuxalk, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Coast Salish cultures. The word comes from the Chinook trade language, meaning “to give away” or “a gift”. At potlatch gatherings, a family or hereditary leader hosts guests in their family’s house and holds a feast for their guests. The main purpose of the potlatch is the re-distribution and reciprocity of wealth.
(Read more at hot link below.) http://www.soaringeagles.americanindiansource.com/
San Diego State one day Pow wow
West side of campus, Alumni Center
Contact: Preston Chipps at 619-594-1681
26th Annual UCLA Contest Powwow
UCLA- North Athletic Field
Sunset Blvd and Westwood Plaza - Parking $10
2nd Annual Miss UCLA Powwow Princess Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt!!
All dancers and singers welcome! All arts and crafts vendors welcome!
AISA at UCLA
April 22, 23 & 24
ASU 25th Annual Contest pow wow
Arizona State University’s Hayden Lawn, Tempe, AZ
10:00am 13,000 attendees expected.
** Estimated start time — Please confirm **
May 7& 8 - Mothers Day
American Indian Culture Days in Balboa Park. Contact: Indian Human Resource Center, IHRC, 619-281-5964 or elist@IHRC.sdcoxmail.com