Tsunami Tuesday at the Soaring Eagles

By Roy Cook

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A moving wave of positive emotion carried over this Tuesday evening from the Martin Luther King Jr. parade this Saturday. Entertaining slippery play preceded the Soaring Eagle dance workshop this past Tuesday night. These are fun times to experience when our urban community brings their children and their potluck contribution for the feast each Tuesday night.

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Three drums were ready to sing and get those feet flying. Dance and song Mentors are ready to assist by giving encouragement to the eager children that come when they can, and some who come every week. Education and homework is still the priority with the Indian Education Title VII program.

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There are regalia and moccasin construction workshops in the side rooms of the Ballard center. Ben Nance still provides custom fit leather belts for waists and straps for dancers’ bells.

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American Indian children, friends and family find their way to Old Town for traditional songs and good company to learn to dance and enjoy the friendship of the gatherings.

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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, for all our relations. We, as individuals, always need to remember, it is not about us, and it is all for the children!

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San Diego American Indian pow wow trails start at 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.

For more information on the Soaring Eagles:

San Diego Unified School District

Title VII Indian Education Program

vgambala@sandi.net

Contact for Soaring Eagle performance- Parent committee:

Abel Jacome - 619-454-4951

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 26

February 1, 6, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Maybe we will see you next Tuesday, everyone is welcome!

San Diego Soaring Eagle stories and American Indian calendar events can be seen 7/24 on the web: americanindiansource.com

March 26
San Diego State one day Pow wow
West side of campus, Alumni Center
Contact: Preston Chipps at 619-594-1681

April 23-24
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