C.A Rivers was conceived in Arizona and born in Detroit Michigan. Since her mother gave her up for adoption, she feels it has presented many problems in her life. She grew up not knowing much about her biological background. C.A Rivers is Native American, from the Apache tribe. She grew up thinking she was German. Later in life she found out about her Indian background, from the German people that adopted her. C.A Rivers became a go-go dancer and worked all over the country for thirty years, also, she sang in operas and was a dancer in the movie Porky's. Later on in life she went to college and worked in the medical field. Now she is retired and involved in her writing and being a Jehovah's Witness.