The Road to Gathering: Ron Eagle Chasing

The Road to Gathering: Ron Eagle Chasing

Posted By Corinne Oestreich May 8th, 2017 Blog

Ron Eagle Chasing is a Traditional dancer who has been dancing for 30 years. He's from South Dakota and is from the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.

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Eagle Chasing started dancing in the 8th grade and continued until his time in the service. Eagle Chasing served in Vietnam and shared with me that the effects of serving weighed heavily on him, and he struggled with PTSD.

After seeking counsel with his elders, and praying in the Black Hills he was instructed by Creator to allow the powwow dance to heal him. With sweat, and prayer and dance, Eagle Chasing feels healed when he enters the powwow arena.

With sweat, and prayer and dance, Eagle Chasing feels healed when he enters the powwow arena.

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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.



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