Soaring Eagles Look to Aztec Mesa

By Roy Cook

alldancersThe Soaring Eagle Indian Dance workshop on March 22, 2011 was bubbling with anticipation. Tonight’s Soaring Eagle efforts are in preparation for the Saturday Pow wow at San Diego State University on the Alumni field. Go north from the corner of Montezuma and 55th St. Park in the parking structure and remember to bring a chair. Many of our Soaring Eagle children and adults are appointed as pow wow head staff.



Our ever-faithful SCAIR Senior advisor, Randy Edmonds, is the designated Emcee. Tonight, Randy packed in a lot of songs for Green River and the San Diego Inter-tribal Singers. All efforts are to benefit the children and improve their confidence and skill at American Indian Dance!

The blessing tonight is by SCAIR Senior advisor, Randy Edmonds. He and Bonnie are attending the Soaring Eagles and he, along with Debbie and many of the Razos were moving quickly at the call for, “Elders first.” There were: hot dogs and chili beans and many other tasty delights this evening too. All enjoyed the evening’s birthday song and yummy cake. Remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the evening feast.


SCAIR Senior advisor, Randy Edmonds offered more encouragement and example on gourd dance and the San Diego Intertribal singers provided a few songs for more participation, San Diego State pow wow is coming up March 26, 2011 and Soaring Eagle parent David Gloria is the Head Gourd Dancer.


Remember, The Soaring Eagles have also been invited to present an evening’s dance workshop at Mesa College on April 12, 2011.


We are getting good cooperation from the participants and parents who joined in with the tasks at hand for our need of some physical support: EARLY, removing the lunchroom set up and also LATER, cleaning up after the dance workshop and setting up the room for the next day.


The SCAIR schoolwork tutoring by Jeannie Alvarado and volunteer schoolteachers are a larger part of the evening education offerings. Education and homework are still high priority with the Indian Education Title VII program.


Everyone is welcome. San Diego First peoples pow wow trails start at the Old Town Ballard center from 6-8:30 pm. with smiles and stories to tell each Tuesday evening. Maybe we will see you next Tuesday: March 29, 2011.

For more information on the Soaring Eagles:
San Diego Unified School District

Title VII Indian Education Program

For Soaring Eagle performance- Parent committee Contact:

Abel Jacome - 619-454-4951 or Email:

San Diego Soaring Eagle stories are brought to you by Southern California American Indian Resource, SCAIR and for upcoming calendar events they can be seen 7/24 on the internet:


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

April 9
20th Annual First Nation’s Powwow
Contest powwow
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
Come out and support Fresno State’s First Nations Indigenous Student Organization and make it a successful one!!,

April 16 & 17
13th Annual Chumash Day Powwow & Inter Tribal Gathering
Traditional Powwow honoring the Chumash, the original settlers in beautiful Malibu.
Sat - 11am to 7pm and Sun -10am to 5pm
Powwow location overlooks Pacific Ocean. Free event, free parking. Native foods, art & crafts, education, and more.
Malibu Bluffs Park- 24250 PacificCoastHighway, Malibu, CA.
For vendor information contact Kristin at (310) 456-2489 ext. 350

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!

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

June 4
Soaring Eagle Old Town pow wow
Ballard Center playground
San Diego, California

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