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When Billy Mills beat the pack on a muddy cinder track in the 10,000-meter race at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, his graceful steps belied a difficult emotional journey. The Oglala Lakota spoke about heritage and resilience at an event Thursday titled “Indigenous Identity and the Athletic Experience with Billy Mills,” sponsored by the Alliance of Indigenous Peoples, the Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

 
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