(AIWA) MONTHLY MINUTES FOR: February 6, 2013

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American Indian Warriors Association meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Bayside Community Center

2202 Comstock St, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 278-0771
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American Indian Warrior Association
March 6, 2013

This evening we began with the Round Robin. We have found that this opportunity encourages our Veterans to bring out issues and emotions in a supportive, compassionate, environment. Our goal is that participation with other brothers and sisters in arms will further the healing process and bring us all back into the world of harmony and balance again. Joaquin Sandoval shared his recent efforts dealing with his grandchildren. Ozzie Monge shared his activist experiences with Idle no more, San Luis Ray bakery gatherings and the Keystone pipeline gatherings.

Thanks to the AIWA President William Buchanan, VP Larry Strickland and Treasurer Joaquin Sandoval there was Pepperoni pizza, mulligan stew, sweet rolls and bottled water on the potluck menu. Also attending this meeting is past AIWA President Ivan Samm. New members: Ron Bonnin, David Smith along with Ozzie Monge, Juan del Rio, Roy Cook and our favorite VA hospital minority representative, Barbra Pepi.


The business of the American Indian Warriors Association was called to order at 7 pm by AIWA President William Buchanan. He reminded the membership of the Linda Vista April parade.

Joaquin Sandoval brought in AIWA financial and more Linda Vista parade and family news.

Roy Cook presented a report from the United Veteran’s Council meeting at the AIWA meeting. Additionally he distributed Native American culture stories and topics to consider and study over the next month.

Ivan Samm said he was glad to attend this AIWA meeting and he was still committed to the Native American Church class he teaches on Wednesday evening. He spoke at length about spirituality and his Navaho background.

We had a review and short re-introduction to hand drum singing and a hand on drumming workshop. This too was well received by all attending the meeting.

VA minority representative Barbra Pepi brought in news from the VA hospital, La Jolla.

AIWA welcomes positive ideas for next months’ meeting on April 3, 2013. After the final police call clean up of the area the AIWA meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted: Roy Cook, AIWA Historian/secretary
“Duc, sequere, aut de via decede!”
(Lead, follow or get out of the way!)