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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.

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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.

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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.

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