Soaring Eagle Balboa Park Experience

By Roy Cook

The Soaring Eagle youth program is all about the children and this August 20, 2014 summer gathering is held in the Pepper Tree Grove of Balboa Park for the second time this summer. This evening is unique because we can see 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. We can all share in our pride of culture and dancers achievements.

Announcements and prayers for all our community were provided by Honored elder Randy Edmonds. After the bountiful, and nutritious meal provided by the Garcia family songs began the dance workshop. We continue to enjoy quality singing by our volunteer tribal singers. Chuck Cadott encouraged and instructed the dancers in the various popular styles of pow wow dance.

For Soaring Eagle contact, presentations or for more dance workshop information please call Vickie Gambala at 619 266-2887 and/or 619-306-7318 and

To finish off the workshop, a set of the popular round dance songs brought out most of the parents and children into the dance circle to finish out the night. We will meet there next Wednesday evening for the last time this summer; maybe we will see you there!

Finally, the doughnuts were a big hit to sweeten the ride home with smiles all around, Aho.