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

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Soaring Eagles Flourish in the Park

By Roy Cook

Under clear skies with the sharpest slice of a summer moon we reflect on this August 2, 2011 beautiful San Diego Soaring Eagle evening. Tonight, we are fortunate to have two drums for the Soaring Eagle Indian children to enjoy dancing to. The Green River and San Diego Inter-tribal Singers drum cut into the summer evening shadows with sharp intertribal songs for all the parents and Soaring Eagle dance students to learn each dance category. Chuck Cadotte announced the dance and song selections. These songs will continue to help the students find their place in to the pow wow circle and the American Indian traditional dance world.

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Tonight, Dina Apple provided the opening prayer in her Lakota language. Chuck Cadotte, in our speakers’ messages, underscores our consistent efforts to conduct ourselves in a respectful beneficial manner as inspiration to all in the dance arena. Additionally is the constant goal for all of us to think of others and the quality of the futures spiritual potentiality. Simply said, be nice to all living things and people as the Creator told us to be.

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This past weekend the Soaring Eagles went North to ‘La La’ land and the OCIC pow wow. Our students were recognized for their dance abilities. In individually and teams categories Soaring Eagles received recognition and rewards.

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Our dance: mentors, singers, elders voluntary personal satisfaction is to see our Indian Children dancing joyfully on the green grass of Mother Earth. We can see that our Indian ways will continue to flourish and live as long as these songs of our Grandfathers live in their hearts.

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Our hosted hamburgers and fried chicken evening feast and the pot luck dishes made for a good, fulfilling and thankful meal. Debbie Razo served up the SCAIR sponsored Soaring Eagle feast for close to 100 attendees. We enjoyed singing a special birthday song for Tina Morales. Her ‘21’ happy years with dance, cake and hugs for all to enjoy!

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Simply by looking around at the attendees, our views of the parents and children are constantly inspiring. What we see most clearly are the bright smiles and eager faces of the children attending these nights dance workshops.

Everyone is welcome to attend the ‘Balboa park’ Soaring Eagle (6-8:30pm) summer dance workshops from now to Sept. 14, 2011.

Soaring Eagle performance contact:

Abel Jacome – 619-454-4951

Email: bigabes64@yahoo.com

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

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San Diego Region Pow wow and Cultural Events:

Aug 6
Santa Ysabel Traditional Gathering
12:00 Opening
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Aug 27
Viejas Traditional Gathering
Viejas Birdsingers Gathering and Peon Games
Alpine, CA
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