The Season Turns For Soaring Eagles

The Soaring Eagles Dance Workshop is all about the children and tonight, 8/24/15, was the last meeting held in the Pepper tree Grove of Balboa Park for the summer. This was a Community Night and the workshop is sharing with the American Indian Clinic the community night presentations.
The presentation featured information and hands on examples of a healthier diet that included ways to maintain more fruits and vegetables in our diets. The hands on portion was muffin tin fruit and veggy assortments. It seemed to serve as appetizers for our potluck meal hosted by the clinic and rounded out by many potluck items brought for all to share and enjoy. Extra special, perhaps to close out the summer in the park, was grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and turkey burgers. Everyone was sure to find something they liked. To start things off, Randy had some announcements and introduced Larry who offered the Blessing for our meal and gathering.


This short evening is unique because we can see new families participating and the seeds of our Indian music, dance, respect and spirituality being introduced to new sets of families and very young dancers. We are empowered by the reception and pow wow trails traveled by past youth and parents in the Soaring Eagle experience.

Chuck Cadotte encouraged and instructed the dancers in the various styles of pow wow dance. The young girls also had some new shawls that have been resized to fit and were eager to give them a whirl. Thanks to those who made it happen.

Before the dusk fell around us too heavy we wanted to recognize some of our young people. Lissette is on her way to Northern Arizona University as this review is posted. We wanted to wish her all the success in her future and she and her family wanted to recognize and say Thank You for all the support shown to her.
Stanley Rodriguez and his family came tonight and brought a Birthday cake too. It was Raymond's 15th birthday and they wanted to celebrate with the Indian Community. Jake and Dakota lead a special birthday song in the Birdsong style then Raymond blew out his one candle. Cut that cake!
Night was falling, so after two more intertribal songs we closed it out with a set of round dances for all to enjoy. It was a special night to close out our summer season in the park and we want to thank all those who attended, for the great generosity and commitment to its success. Always it is about the children and continuing our traditional ways into the future.


Check dates for upcoming Pow wows/events Here or

There are Pow wows the next four weekends.

AUG 28, 29 & 30
Pala Pow wow
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SEPT 4 - 6
Barona Reservation
Lakeside, CA
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SEPT 11-13
Sycuan Pow wow
Sycuan Rez
El Cajon, CA
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SEPT 18-20
Tule River All Our Relations Pow wow
32657 Reservation Rd
Porterville, CA
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For more information regarding the SOARING EAGLES please contact:

Vickie Gambala 619-266-2887

Jennifer Garcia 619-540-4688

Carla Tourville 619-743-9847