Spring In Our Step

On this March 23th evening the Soaring Eagle workshop is sharing with the American Indian Clinic the Community Night presentations. This evening Sheila from the Clinic presented an informative video on diabetes in our native community. It featured primarily individuals from the Santa Ysabel Reservation but also Ronnie Whitehorse from the Clinic. This was followed up by the 30 day Wellness Challenge. Several great examples of life changes we can all consider for the new beginnings of spring. Finishing up was another segment of the now familiar Just Move It program and out came new jump ropes all around. The picture gives us an idea. Thanks for the informative presentations and encouragement.

Again each spring we are reminded life begins anew each day and so we continue on together. We again focus on our children because they are our future. On Community Nights our meal is hosted by the AIHC along with our usual potluck offerings. Tonight broiled chicken, beans, and several salads start off the table. These are followed by veggy trays and chips and many many more choices.

Our veteran dance instructor, Chuck Cadotte gave our young dancers some guidance before starting the Workshop this evening. His introduction seemed to go a long way to prepare our enthusiastic dancers for the practice. Our young people are fortunate to learn these traditional ways from someone with his experience in the arena.

This dance workshop's enthusiasm and quality is evident in the initiative, joy, pride of tribal identity and participation in the songs and dance practice. Perhaps with spring, some young dancers are coming into the circle for the first time. It's all good and we surely glimpse the future in these important moments.


Parent and friends participation are very important to the social aspect of the program success. Remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the Soaring Eagles dance workshop evening feast. It is our Traditional Indian way to practice hospitality and generosity when we invite all to attend an Indian gathering and share the meal with the whole community. San Diego Unified School District, SDUSD, Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St. San Diego, CA 92110.

Now that we are in a spring venue perhaps we will see you at a future 2016 Soaring Eagle dance workshop:

April 6 - 27, May 4 25.

Local pow wows are shuffling into place over the next five months. See: AISource Calendar

For more information regarding the SOARING EAGLES please contact:

Vickie Gambala 619-266-2887 vickiegambala@gmail.com

Jennifer Garcia 619-540-4688 mariposa2172@yahoo.com

Carla Tourville 619-743-9847 carlatourville@yahoo.com