By Roy Cook
This trip to the beach is part of the living continuity of the Ipai and Tipai people. The Soaring Eagles are once again retuning to the shore and cliffs ‘of holes’. Many of our families are associated with the local tribes. The Kumeyaay tribal term for La Jolla is Mat Kulaahuuy or place of caves. This local language descriptive term was quickly Europeanized phonetically into La Jolla. They have attended many invitations to perform, educate and entertain from Los Angeles to the Mexico Border.
This year has been a very busy time for the Soaring Eagles. Most recently, June 28, 2011, they performed at the La Jolla shores Kumeyaay Park as part of the Southern Indian Health Youth conference.
The Soaring Eagles, under the direction of SDUSD Title VII Indian Education- Vickie Gambala, have attended: Conferences, schools, Tribal reservation function and many tribal pow wows in all of San Diego county and Riverside.
We hope you appreciate these images of our Soaring Eagle Indian children participating at this public performance opportunity to present our Tribal American culture in a positive image. Their Tribal identity, self esteem and values clarification are visible in the dedication, pride and skill of the Soaring Eagle dancers.
We thank those families and children that were able to attend and support the Soaring Eagle dance workshop.
On behalf of the singers we are honored to bring the songs for the benefit of our community and enrichment of the children’s cultural experience.
For more Soaring Eagle performance information: Remember, state your expectations completely and that honorariums and perks are a part of the value of the Soaring Eagle performance group and are negotiated by our performance coordinator:
Abel Jacome - 619-454-4951