Soaring Eagles Celebrate Life, Culture and a Birthday

This April 6, spring night the Soaring Eagle workshop is bustling with many of our young dancers eager to practice their skills and learn more about the traditions of the pow wow circle. Just back from the Spring Break time for many schools there's a spirit of enthusiasm and new growth in the Ballard school auditorium. Also tonight we are celebrating the birthday of Randy Edmonds. Randy is one of the founders of the Soaring Eagle program and is in continued support of seeing the traditions and culture passed on to the young ones and their families. Before blowing out the candles he expressed a wish that the things the children learned through Soaring Eagles could be shared when they are his age. That is all our prayer as well. Happy Birthday, Randy. After the blessing by Chuck, it was the usual 'Elders first' for a fine meal of chicken enchiladas, both red and green, some great beans and the potluck side dishes that did a fine job of filling out the table.


Our mentors started off the evening's workshop with some instruction in the basic steps to the traditional dance styles. We say 'Thank you, Aho' to our mentors for their continued support in guiding our young dancers in these traditional ways.

The Soaring Eagle program is all about the children. This quality and dedication is evident in the initiative, joy, pride of tribal identity and participation from beginning to end of the parents and children that are the Soaring Eagles.

 Local pow wows are shuffling into place over the next five months. See: AISource Calendar

For more information regarding the SOARING EAGLES please contact:

Vickie Gambala 619-266-2887

Jennifer Garcia 619-540-4688

Carla Tourville 619-743-9847