Soaring Eagles Return to the Park

By Roy Cook


Under the evening fog and clear skies with a full moon this June 14, 2011 we reflect on this San Diego Soaring Eagle evening. Indian Children dancing joyfully on the green grass of Mother Earth is a delight to see.


We learn by example and instruction. Our American Indian traditions are a living experience and these workshops are made a part of lifelong memories that are added to the tribal memory of the American Indian children in the ways of our American Indian Elders and ancestors. These children will tell their children how things were when they were young and the Tribal tradition of the continuity of culture will restore the hoop of the world, for all the people. We always need to remember, it is not about us, and it is for the children!


Our blessing for the evening meal was delivered by SCAIR Senior advisor, Randy Edmonds. And, once again we are fortunate to have two drums for the Indian children to enjoy dancing. The Gastelum Gang drum and the host San Diego Inter-tribal Singers drum pushed up good lively intertribal songs for the parents and Soaring Eagle dance students. These songs will continue to help the students in to the circle of dance and the pow wow world.


Debbie and the Razo crew had a really well received meal and a bountiful potluck of: grilled hamburgers, garden fresh green salad, potato salad, chips made for a good thankful meal. There was also a birthday round dance for Tabitha Whipple and our good friend Ernie Salgado. Everyone enjoyed the ice cream sundae for the closing celebration.


We appreciate Soaring Eagle parent Abel Jacome for these images and bringing the amplification system and propane grill this evening. We will look forward to seeing you and your family at the next American Indian event and Soaring Eagle dance workshop, June 21, 2011 from 6-8pm.


Also, remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the Soaring Eagles evening feast. I heard that we might be having marinated barbeque chicken next week. Call if you can contribute tortillas, salsa or Spanish rice or refried beans. 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:

June 18
San Pasqual - Peon & Birdsinging
Games Start at Dusk
Ramadas-Food and Drinks
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June 18 & 19
8th Annual Powwow by the Sea
924 Seacoast Drive,
Imperial Beach, CA
Info: (619) 429-6621
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Aug 6
Santa Ysabel Traditional Gathering
12:00 Opening
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