Soaring Eagles Spring Break Changes

By Roy Cook

All efforts of the Soaring Eagle Indian Dance workshop on March 29, 2011 by the mentors, skilled dancers, singers and volunteers are to benefit the children and improve their confidence and skill at American Indian Dance. The children had a fine time at the SDSU pow wow and are working hard to be ready to dance for the summer pow wow season.

Frank Gastellum announced that there would be a break in the Soaring Eagle workshops for gasoline considerations and school spring break from April 7-11, 2011.

The Soaring Eagles will next gather again at 6-8:30pm, in room H-117, at Mesa College on April 12, 2011. Soaring Eagles will present a regular dance workshop with potluck dinner, T-shirts and goodie bags for the kids and drums.

The blessing tonight is by SCAIR Senior advisor, Randy Edmonds. Tonight there were many tasty treats at the potluck dinner. Also it was a birthday evening with cake and homemade cupcakes too.

Remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the Soaring Eagle evening feast.

Remember, when we meet at the Ballard center, your help is needed with the physical tasks at hand: EARLY, removing the lunchroom set up and also LATER, cleaning up after the dance workshop and setting up the room for the next day.

The SCAIR schoolwork tutoring by Jeannie Alvarado and volunteer schoolteachers are a larger part of the evening education offerings. Education and homework are still high priority with the Indian Education Title VII program.

Everyone is welcome to attend San Diego Soaring Eagles.

For more information on the Soaring Eagles:
San Diego Unified School District
Title VII Indian Education Program
For Soaring Eagle performance-Parent committee Contact: Abel Jacome-619-454-4951 or

San Diego Soaring Eagle stories are brought to you by Southern California American Indian Resource, SCAIR and for upcoming regional Pow wow and calendar events: they can be seen 7/24 on the internet:

April 9
20th Annual First Nation’s Powwow
Contest powwow
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
Come out and support Fresno State’s First Nations Indigenous Student Organization and make it a successful one!!,

April 16 & 17
13th Annual Chumash Day Powwow & Inter Tribal Gathering
Traditional Powwow honoring the Chumash, the original settlers in beautiful Malibu.
Sat - 11am to 7pm and Sun -10am to 5pm
Powwow location overlooks Pacific Ocean. Free event, free parking. Native foods, art & crafts, education, and more.
Malibu Bluffs Park- 24250 PacificCoastHighway, Malibu, CA.
For vendor information contact Kristin at (310) 456-2489 ext. 350

April 23-24
26th Annual UCLA Contest Powwow
UCLA- North Athletic Field
Sunset Blvd and Westwood Plaza - Parking $10
2nd Annual Miss UCLA Powwow Princess Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt!!
All dancers and singers welcome! All arts and crafts vendors welcome!

April 22, 23 & 24
ASU 25th Annual Contest pow wow
Arizona State University’s Hayden Lawn, Tempe, AZ
10:00am 13,000 attendees expected.
** Estimated start time — Please confirm **

May 7& 8 - Mothers Day
American Indian Culture Days in Balboa Park. Contact: Indian Human Resource Center, IHRC, 619-281-5964 or

June 4
Soaring Eagle Old Town pow wow
Ballard Center playground
San Diego, California

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