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Soaring Eagle at Mother Goose Parade
By Roy Cook

Rain or shine! The 66th Annual Mother Goose Centennial Parade began Sunday, November 18th, at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street in downtown El Cajon. The San Diego Soaring Eagle Native American Dance group joined in the theme of this year’s parade.

This San Diego favorite Native American dance group is a frequent participant in community events and tribal pow wows. Mother Goose is the largest parade in the county and the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. The parade features over one hundred colorful and exciting parade entries from cities throughout the United States.

The American Indian Warriors Association was honored to be participating in support of the Soaring Eagles and grandly showed the colors of the AIWA Honor Guard. The Parade audience responded with genuine warmth and patriotic recognition of the military service of the Native American members of AIWA.

Spectators were treated to a line-up of spectacular floats, television stars, local dignitaries, marching bands, equestrians, clowns, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles and Santa Claus. Every parade entry is specially selected to bring enjoyment to children and adults alike. Our prime motivation and motto of the Soaring Eagles is, “Always for the children.”

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Soaring Eagle program. It provides Native American/Alaskan Native, K-12 students with an opportunity to learn traditional dance, regalia and respectful tribal customs. There are many entertaining and healthy activities for all ages and interests to enjoy.

The Soaring Eagle American Indian Children dance program is located in Old Town San Diego in the Ballard Parent Center. It also serves as the home of San Diego Indian Education Parent advisory committee. This is where parents learn how to strengthen their parenting skills, become more involved in their children's education and improve their ability to communicate with their children. For more information please call Vickie Gambala 619-306-7318 or E-mail Thank you, Aho, Mehan.