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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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Columbus Day, Think About It
This is an interesting video asking folks across America to reconsider what Columbus Day represents and whether it is something to celebrate. As October 12 approaches, I always wonder how it is for American Indians living on and off the reservations. Given that Columbus did not discover America and his arrival marked the beginning of […]
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