Bio: Roy Cook

Citizenship: Opata/Osage and United States of America.

This author's earliest memories are of people on Santa Ysabel Reservation, San Diego County. He is born in Tucson, Arizona of Ootam (Opata) and Oklahoma (Wazazee) Osage heritage. Following Traditional, Military and G.I. Bill education in: English, Fine Art, Graphic Communication and the Graduate School of Human Behavior. He lives in San Diego County, California and works at local university and colleges. He is honored to have been invited to teach college classes on the San Diego Tribal Reservations: North County, Pala and East County, Viejas.

Free lance Writer and Designer.
Published stories, one hundred fifty plus (150+) print and virtual, Native American community topics: Indian Education, culture, art, music, language, health, history, American Indian Veterans, California Tribal custom and tradition, biographical tribute and Honoring of Elders.
Producer of Http

Master of Ceremony/Announcer:

Invited honored position in traditional Tribal culture and western society.

Grunion Festival, 513 annual Revival, Pacific Beach, CA 2003.

Shumup Ko Hup Marketplace and California Indian Art, San Diego, CA 2003

Warriors Gourd Dance-AIWA Veterans Hospital, La Jolla, CA 1998 & 2001.

California Indian Culture Days, San Diego, CA 1999.

Las Vegas Museum Annual Pow wow, Las Vegas, Nev. 1992.

Medicine Ways Pow wow, Riverside, CA 1986.

Indian Southwest Market, Museum of Man, San Diego, CA 1980-1988.

Veteran, U. S. Army Special Forces (Airborne) 1964-67,
Honorable Discharge: Army Special Forces (Airborne)
U.S. Army Reserve 1968-70, Hon. Discharge.
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