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Indigenous with Stacey Thunder - Billy Mills

 


"Indigenous with Stacey Thunder" Episode 2 - Olympic gold medalist, Billy Mills. October 2014 was the 50th anniversary of Billy winning the medal in the 10,000 meters. To date, he is still the only American, and man in the Western Hemisphere to win that race.

"Indigenous with Stacey Thunder" is an entertainment and educational series that shares contemporary stories about Native peoples, events, and issues. The series seeks to shatter stereotypes and misconceptions, promote positivity, and simply show the world who Indigenous peoples really are.

The series is hosted and produced by Stacey Thunder (Red Lake and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe). Thunder is an attorney, producer, actress, and television host serving Indian Country for over 17 years. She was the host and co-producer of the on-going PBS weekly news magazine series, Native Report, hosting 150 episodes since the show's inception in 2004. She serves as the legislative counsel for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and is a board member of the N7 Fund at Nike World Headquarters that provides grant money to Native communities that support sports and physical activity programs for the youth. As an actress, Thunder has appeared in several films and television shows, including the lead role of "Elsie" in the independent feature-length film, "The Jingle Dress", of which she received a Best Actress nomination from the American Indian Film Festival, "Tallulah", "The Promised Land", "Crash" on Starz, "Cold Feet", and "Magic Wands".

Credits:

Host and Producer - Stacey Thunder

Camera/Sound - The StyleHorse Collective

Editors - Mark Ferris, The StyleHorse Collective

Music - The StyleHorse Collective

Vocals - Savanna Thunder, Mike Thunder, Keveon Kingbird

Graphic Title Card - Jonathan Thunder

Special Thanks - International Olympic Committee, Patricia Mills and Mills Family, Nike and N7 Fund

Made Possible by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Additional music - "The Road" by A Tribe Called Red

 

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