Soaring Eagles Gather in the Park

By Roy Cook


Under a clear sky with a full moon this July 19, 2011 we reflect on this beautiful San Diego Soaring Eagle evening. SCAIR tutor Jennie Alvarado distributed two educational pamphlets, How to Cook Rice and Who Stole the Moon? This last story was in a science and traditional format. Various animals ask and explore an idea to peaceful resolution. In a similar way, under a full moon, we were also very pleased to see new family faces and a familiar friend, Chuck Cadotte returns to our workshop. It is a constant delight to see our Indian Children dancing joyfully on the green grass of Mother Earth. Our Indian ways will continue to flourish and live as long as the songs of our Grandfathers live in their hearts.

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We are fortunate to have two drums for the Indian children to enjoy dancing to. The Green River and San Diego Inter-tribal Singers drum pushed up good lively tiny tot and intertribal songs for the parents and Soaring Eagle dance students. These songs will continue to help the students find their place in to the circle of dance and the pow wow world.

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Debbie and the Soaring Eagle pot luck dishes had a well received SCAIR sponsored meal of fried chicken fresh green salad, potato salad, chips and tasty side dishes. All of our parent’s pot luck dishes made for a good, fulfilling and thankful meal.


In brilliant regalia and happy smiles over 20 of the Soaring Eagle performance group added to the Mission San Diego entertainment package of the Festival of the Bells event. Enjoy these Soaring Eagle images from Abel Jacome: Soaring Eagle event coordinator.


For more information: Vickie Gambala — 619-306-7318

Soaring Eagle performance contact:

Abel Jacome – 619-454-4951



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


San Diego Pow wow and Cultural Events:

July 30 & 31
Garden Grove High School Football Field
11271 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove CA

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

Aug 27
Viejas Traditional Gathering
Viejas Birdsingers Gathering and Peon Games
Alpine, CA
Click here for Flier