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Forum Staff Report, Published October 30 2013

Olympian Billy Mills to speak at NDSU on Nov. 6

FARGO – Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Memorial Union Great Room as part of North Dakota State University’s Native American Heritage Month festivities.

Mills won gold in the 10,000-meter race during the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Mills was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D., as part of Oglala Lakota, one of seven subtribes of the Lakota people.

He earned a track scholarship to the University of Kansas and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The presentation is free and open to the public.