BILLY MILLS
Oglala Lakota Sioux

2018 – Athletics

Billy Mills was an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Olympics, at the time was the only person from the Western Hemisphere to win the Olympic gold in this event. He was awarded the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal (the second-highest civilian award in the U.S.) by President Obama for his work with his organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth.