Soaring Eagles Finish a Busy Month

By Roy Cook

The May 24 workshop is a continuation of the UCSD pow wow on May 21, 2011. Dina Apple, Lakota, welcomed the Soaring Eagles to the UCSD campus. Enjoy the day at the UCSD pow wow through these images from family and friends of the Soaring Eagles.

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Our Soaring Eagles coordinator, Vickie Gambala, continues to enjoy her retirement recognition at many public and designated events in the San Diego area. She is deserving of all the love shown from picnics to pow wows and a special dinner in the Dream catchers lounge on the Viejas reservation. This joyful feast and entertainment was documented by Soaring Eagle parent Abel Jacome. Enjoy the images from Vickie Gambala’s retirement dinner.



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This Tuesday night, May 24, 2011 Soaring Eagle dance workshop is again totally unpredictable. We continually look forward to experienced, contest winners and past head dancers to mentor the children in the movement and steps of the American Indian traditional dance. These weekly immersions into traditional tribal culture and participation in public American Indian gatherings allow us to endure and remain a vital cultural, political, social, and moral presence in the San Diego region. We are fortunate to have volunteers to share their dance and song experience and truly blessed to have children eager to have a good time doing Indian things.


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Historically Tribal America has been a major influence in the political and ethical basis of this great country. We can document influential human values, cultural lifestyles and political ideas that have become ingrained in the national American spirit.

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We are very fortunate to have a location to gather at and live our Indian ways.

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We invite all to attend the 2nd annual Soaring Eagle Pow wow June 4, 2011 at this Old Town location.
Click here for Flier

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We invite you to bring your children and family to learn by observation and participation, a traditional way, the pow wow dance, music and also enjoy the friendship of the gatherings.

San Diego American Indian pow wow trails lead to the Old Town, Harold J. Ballard Parent Center.

2375 Congress St
San Diego, CA 92110

Note: No workshop May 31, 2011- ONLY!

Also, remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the Soaring Eagles evening feast. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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


Soaring Eagle performance contact:

Abel Jacome – 619-454-4951

or Email:

San Diego Soaring Eagle stories are brought to you by Southern California American Indian Resource, SCAIR.


San Diego Pow wow Events:

May 27&28
UC Riverside Pow wow
Sports Complex
1000 W. Blaine St.
Riverside, CA
Click here for Flier

June 4
Soaring Eagle Old Town pow wow
Ballard Center playground
San Diego, California
Click here for Flier

June 11-12
San Luis Rey Powwow
Click for web site

Aug 6
Santa Ysabel Traditional Gathering
12:00 Opening
Click here for Flier