About the Author
Robert Hayward was born August 23, 1959, the ninth out of ten children, to very loving and devoted parents. His parents were animators who met while working for Walt Disney. They were part of the original crew that developed Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, and many more.
In the late 1970′s Robert studied at Laguna College of Art and Design, in Laguna Beach, CA. In August of 2000 he was commissioned to design and build a memorial to honor a fallen Native American firefighter, who lost his life while protecting the La Jolla Indian Reservation in San Diego County. Robert graduated from Palomar Community College in San Diego, CA, in 2011 earning a Certification as a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CAADAC).
Robert has been studying and writing about Native American history and religion for over 30 years. Linked to the Native American community by blood, he has been mentored by traditional Medicine Men and Roadmen since his youth. He is a wealth of knowledge on Native American History, with emphasis on the genocide of millions of Indigenous people, and the United States Boarding School and Blood Dilution programs. Robert is a gifted motivational/educational public speaker, specializing in Native American History and Spirituality, addiction and alcoholism, and the miracle of recovery and spiritual awareness.