Tag Archives: Billy Mills
Celebrating Billy Mills, Native Athlete and Advocate
Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.
Posted in History, Culture, Justice Also tagged advocate, Lakota values, Native youth, Olympics, indigenous rights, South Dakota, military service, veteran Leave a comment
Recognizing The Accomplishments of Native American Athletes on National Student Athlete Day
For PWNA, National Student Athlete Day reminds us of the importance of sports in Indian Country and the Native American athletes and professional teams who support Native causes.
Posted in Older Archives_Humanitarian Also tagged NBA, LNI, NCAA, National Student Athlete Day, NFL, Jim Thorpe 1 Comment
Native Americans in Pro Sports
Billy Mills, Jim Thorpe, “Chief” Bender, “Tarzan” Brown, “Injun Joe” Kapp and modern day Native American legends in pro sports: Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Vitorino, Kyle Lohse, Joba Chamberlain and Sam Bradford. The legacy lives on.