Olympic medalist to speak about Native American heritage

Olympic gold medalist and Native American Billy Mills, will be giving a presentation at Grand Valley State University on Nov. 12 as part of GVSU’s Native American Heritage Month. Mills won a gold medal in the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and was the only American to win this event. Throughout his presentation, he will be discussing his personal experiences about being an orphan on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as well as his college life at University of Kansas with a track scholarship, and overcoming discrimination. The event will be from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on Allendale’s campus. For further information, go to www.gvsu.edu/oma.