Soaring Eagle Integrity Summer Workshop
By Roy Cook and Vickie Gambala

The Soaring Eagle youth program is all about the children and is held in the Pepper tree grove of Balboa Park. There is a beautiful moon out tonight and the summer weather is pleasant for dancing. This evening is special by the quality of the speakers and the topics of the speakers. First speaker, Nicole Prairie chicken, from the Tobacco Use Prevention program spoke on the jeopardy of recreational tobacco use.

Dina Apple, Lakota, spoke on the qualities of traditional Women dance and specifically that of the Jingle dress as it was introduced to LA and the Southern California pow wow traditions. Ms Apple also spoke to the need of each participant to demonstrate personal integrity. Additionally each youth or prospective dancer to contact their Tribal elders, learn their tribal ways first and conduct themselves in a respectful manner.

Tonight’s turnout was a fine reflection of the devotion and dedication of our Soaring Eagle parents, volunteers and Indian Education staff. We begin the evenings with a Potluck Dinner before the dance class. 6:00 pm Sign in & Introduction, Opening Prayer - Randy Edmonds - 6:15 pm Potluck Dinner followed by guest speakers, then Powwow Dance Practice - 8:30 pm Closing – Have a Safe Trip Home.

Pepper Grove in Balboa Park - is located on Park Boulevard across from the Balboa Park Activity Center, just south of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Take Hwy 163 South to Park Blvd Exit. Turn left at Park Blvd and park to the south of the RHFleet Science Center. There is also limited on-street parking available as well.

August 14, - Soaring Eagles Powwow Workshop.
August 28 – Community Night & Soaring Eagles Powwow Workshop.

For more dance workshop information please call Vickie Gambala at 619 266-2887.
The Soaring Eagle youth program is all about the children. This quality of dedication was evident in the initiative, joy, pride of tribal identity and participation from beginning to end of the parents and children of the Soaring Eagles. For Soaring Eagle contact, presentations or information call Vickie Gambala at: 619-306-7318 / 619-266-2887 and

Thank you all for being there this summer evening for the Indian children. If we keep this in mind it will continue to be good, Mehan, abhoigeith-ahpi’i and Aho.