This screening includes Running Brave
- Date and time:
- Mon, Nov 10, 2014, From 3–4:46 pm
- 1 hr 46 min
- Free, but ticketed
Series: Additional Films and Guests
Special thanks to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs, LaDonna Jessie BlueEye, Thomas F. Gieryn, Billy and Pat Mills, and Robby Benson.
Billy Mills was born on June 30, 1938 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He is Oglala Lakota (Sioux) and grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Billy did not have an easy childhood. Surrounded by poverty and orphaned at the age of 12, he started running to channel his energy into something positive. In high school, his gift for running become more apparent as he set records in numerous track events. He went on to earn a track scholarship from the University of Kansas and then served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. An Olympic gold medalist and Running Strong's National Spokesperson, he has dedicated his life to serving American Indian communities.