Cecile Ouellet

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Cecile Ouellet was raised in Moapa, Nevada in the midst of the Moapa Valley Paiute Indian reservation. Her family moved to southern California in 1946. She attended Chapman University, where she earned a bachelor of music degree in 1959 she began working for an educational music company in Los Angeles before being hired to develop a band. Orchestra and choral music department in a music store in Denver, Colorado. For five years, she represented 20 music publishers in a ten-state territory, traveling in a 28” motorhome. In 1985 she earned a master’s degree in adult Christian community development from Regis university and began working for her church as coordinator of outreach ministries. During this time, she graduated from the institute of children’s literature. She retired in 1994. She believes we could learn much from our native people.

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