Once Again, Dancing On Indian Land for the Summer

We learn by example and instruction. Our American Indian traditions are a living experience and these workshops are made a part of lifelong memories that are added to the tribal memory of the American Indian children in the ways of our Elders and ancestors. These children will tell their children how things were when they were young and the Tribal tradition of the continuity of culture will restore the hoop of the world, for all the people. We always need to remember, it is not about us, it is for the children!

After the blessing we enjoyed a fine meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, fruit and rolls. Thanks to all who brought side dishes to make a fine table of choices, and always 'Elders first'. Some fine cupcakes and pastries were there for later.

Tonight we honor more important achievements of our Indian Youth. Two young women were recognized as graduates. They were given praise and encouragement as they succeed in living in two worlds as it were. An Honor Song was sung and all joined in support. Soaring Eagles since the beginning has been about all our Indian children.


Our Instructor Chuck always takes an opportunity for refining dance skills or dance protocol to our dancers. Our Singers are always there to sing songs to carry on our traditions in the circle. Thanks to all who come and participate and help our children grow. Aho.

It was great to see many of our experienced dancers return to the circle now that summer is here. Many are dusting off the steps to use in the dance contests at Pow wows just around the corner. Sometimes we can't tell who the newest dancers are in the circle, this might be one of those times. Welcome all!

As dusk settled around the circle spirits remained bright for this our first gathering and workshop in the park. Too dark for more pictures but our Singers closed with a Round Dance for all to enjoy.

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