Carrying On Traditions At Soaring Eagles
is Native American Heritage Month and the Soaring Eagle dance workshop,
Wednesday November 2, 2016 enjoys a welcomed gathering at Ballard Parent
Center in Old Town. Also this evening in Old Town State Park is the
Day of the Dead celebration so the streets are crowded and our parking
was given up for fundraising during the event. We still had a great
evening with lots of enthusiasm from our young dancers.
Along with the potluck meal one of our families shared a special stew to celebrate this date as the opening of deer season for the Turtle Mt. Chippewa community. The stew is traditionally buffalo meatballs (with beef substituted tonight), potatoes, onions and bouillon. Thanks for sharing this tradition with the Soaring Eagle families.
Following the meal the shawls and dance sticks came out and all were ready to enjoy the evening with some good songs and celebrate our traditions. Our visitors from SDSU were invited and encouraged to join in and learn through participation, a traditional approach to learning. They seemed to catch on to the basics and all enjoyed themselves in the circle.
set of Round Dances in the Southern style finished up the workshop.
There were smiles and good feelings all around the circle. The students
provided these great pictures so we can all share the evening. Aho.
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