Carrying On the Culture
All were greeted to a cooler evening for our Workshop at Pepper Grove. As summer approaches the midpoint, schedules adjust to get in summer travels 'back home' for visits or Pow wows throughout the summer. This is all part of the traditions of our Soaring Eagle families. Lots of enthusiasm and smiles of those who came to dance and laugh and learn. After our blessing we had a selection of cold cuts and sandwich fixings, macaroni salad, fruit, chips, cookies and, and.... Great summer 'hands on' meal. Thanks to all who brought something to share.
Soaring Eagles Workshop has always been about our Indian children at its core. That focus has also encouraged the parents and the learning of our traditions through participation. As the young people have an opportunity to learn in the circle, so do the adults. We're also able to see our continuity of culture in progress. These pictures below were from a workshop two years ago. We know these traditions will remain for many summers to come.
Each gathering presents new opportunities. Summer has drawn most of our regular singers away so tonight our oldest and youngest singers had a chance to come together and bring out some dance tunes. Our youngest singers have been working together for awhile to get a Round dance ready for prime time, something about John Wayne's teeth from Smoke Signals(Eaglebear Singers)Out it came tonight to help close out our workshop. The participation of everyone made the evening special for all of us.
POW WOW WORKSHOP
Local pow wows are shuffling into place over the next five months. See: AISource Calendar
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