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Billy Mills Dreamstarter Gold recipients each awarded $50K


November 30, 2020

Five Native American young professionals have each received the Dreamstarter Gold grant on behalf of the Running Strong for American Indian Youth organization, a nonprofit founded by Native Gold-Medal Olympian Billy Mills.

The recipients are winners of a $50,000 grant. All of the recipients are Native and are previous recipients of Running Strong grants.

“The elders have the vision, but it is the youth that have the dreams,” said Mills in his organization’s statement. Mills, who is Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and is co-founder of Running Strong. “These five represent the next generation of American Indian leaders. I believe in them, in their dreams, and in the future they are building for all of us.”


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