Day Santa Ysabel 2007
05/30/2007 - SANTA YSABEL INDIAN RES.
by Roy Cook
move from the San Diego May grey into the bright sunny skies of Ramona
our hearts beat a little faster and smiles come easier. The American Indian
Warriors Association (AIWA) Color Guard is again assembling at the Santa
Ysabel mission for the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Tribal Memorial Day
recent construction of another entrance and an expansion of the Tribal
cemetery required an adjustment to these changes. Ron Christman, Santa
Ysabel tribal member, leads spiritual blessing and Traditional Tucuk Bird
Finally the welcome sounds of, Kanuk kanuk kasaw. Is announced. Lunch is being served in the Santa Ysabel Tribal gym. All are welcome to come up for a bite. And a fine meal it is with: good company, welcome conversation and smiles all around. Pit cooked beef, chicken, ham, fresh cooked beans, macaroni and cheese and handmade warm tortillas. Fresh potato salad and salsa was all delightful. Lots of guilt free choices of deserts and choices of drinks too.
We, in AIWA, Thank and appreciate the invitation of our gracious hosts, Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Tribal members. Each year we look forward to this opportunity to be of service to our Indian people on Indian land and in recognition of our American Indian Veterans.
Mehan, Ah woo mah.