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Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics (August 16, 2016)

The game must be restored along with the essential participation of its inventors -- the ancestors of the Iroquois Nationals.

Lakota Country Times: Olympic legend Billy Mills congratulates runners at Rosebud
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Lakota Country Times: Olympic legend Billy Mills congratulates runners at Rosebud (August 5, 2016)

Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota Olympic Gold Medalist, visited Rosebud to help with the 3rd Annual Half Marathon Run by greeting all finishers with a medal and a hug.

Young member of Lumbee Tribe aims for a spot on Olympic team
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Young member of Lumbee Tribe aims for a spot on Olympic team (July 8, 2016)

Ashton Locklear is hoping to make history as the first Lumbee gymnast to compete in the elite event.

Fashion company sorry for '.dsquaw' collection nearly a year later
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Fashion company sorry for '.dsquaw' collection nearly a year later (March 1, 2016)

Dsquared2 initially didn't say anything about the offensive descriptions that Native women slammed in March 2015.

Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case
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Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case (October 6, 2015)

The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act case that sought the reburial of the legendary athlete.

Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse
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Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse (August 12, 2015)

Lacrosse is a game invented by the Iroquois many generations before contact with the Europeans as an alternative to war and conflict among communities and nations and as a contest which promotes peace and physical healing.

Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma
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Indian Country rallies to return Jim Thorpe back home to Oklahoma (July 6, 2015)

The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund and current and former members of Congress are supporting repatriation of the legendary athlete.

Ojibwe hockey star excited for transfer to team in nation's capital
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Ojibwe hockey star excited for transfer to team in nation's capital (July 3, 2015)

T.J. Oshie will be playing for the Washington Capitals after spending nearly seven years with the St. Louis Blues.

Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home
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Sac and Fox Nation launches campaign to bring Jim Thorpe home (June 4, 2015)

The effort comes as the tribe and the surviving sons of the legendary athlete filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case
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Sac and Fox Nation asks Supreme Court to hear Jim Thorpe case (June 2, 2015)

The legendary athlete was about to buried on tribal land in Oklahoma in 1953 when his widow had the body taken to Pennsylvania instead.

Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this September
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Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this September (April 23, 2015)

Some 4,000 athletes representing 22 countries are expected to participate in the event.

Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute
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Museum hosts play and panel on Jim Thorpe repatriation dispute (February 11, 2015)

An appeals court has refused to return the remains of the legendary athlete to his sons.

3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case
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3rd Circuit won't reconsider decision in Jim Thorpe NAGPRA case (February 4, 2015)

The legendary athlete's sons can now petition the Supreme Court to review the dispute.

3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remains
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3rd Circuit won't force town to repatriate Jim Thorpe's remains (October 23, 2014)

The legendary athlete's sons want to bring him home to Oklahoma where he was due to be buried in 1953.

Column: Billy Mills still inspires 50 years after Olympic victory
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Column: Billy Mills still inspires 50 years after Olympic victory (October 21, 2014)

Billy Mills is touring the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his gold medal win at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Native Sun News: Billy Mills wows youth at Black Hills Powwow
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Native Sun News: Billy Mills wows youth at Black Hills Powwow (October 20, 2014)

Olympic legend Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota, stole the attention and hearts of over five thousand Rapid City school kids.

Native Sun News: Billy Mills marks 50th birthday of Olympic win
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Native Sun News: Billy Mills marks 50th birthday of Olympic win (September 25, 2014)

Fifty years ago a young Oglala Lakota man stepped up to the starting line of the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Olympics not knowing that he was about the create history.

Native Sun News: Olympic medalist visits Pine Ridge Reservation
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Native Sun News: Olympic medalist visits Pine Ridge Reservation (September 12, 2014)

It is not often that kids from a secluded reservation in South Dakota are able to welcome a UFC title challenger into their schools.

Interview: Olympian Billy Mills visits St. Francis Indian School
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Interview: Olympian Billy Mills visits St. Francis Indian School (May 13, 2014)

Panic Button caught up with Olympian Billy Mills during his recent visit to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Former chairman of Hopi Tribe denies theft of item from museum
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Former chairman of Hopi Tribe denies theft of item from museum (March 27, 2014)

The former chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona denies stealing a bronze bust of his grandfather from a museum on the reservation

T.J. Oshie, Ojibwe, helps lead Olympic hockey team to early win
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T.J. Oshie, Ojibwe, helps lead Olympic hockey team to early win (February 18, 2014)

T. J. Oshie led the U.S. Olympic team to a preliminary victory over Russia at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi on Saturday.

Jacqueline Keeler: Forgotten story of Russia's indigenous people
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Jacqueline Keeler: Forgotten story of Russia's indigenous people (February 17, 2014)

Jacqueline Keeler draws parallels between Native people in the U.S. and in Russia.

Community in Minnesota produces Ojibwe Olympic athletes
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Community in Minnesota produces Ojibwe Olympic athletes (February 5, 2014)

A small town near the Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota has produced eight Olympic athletes, including two Ojibwe stars.

 Protesters removed from old Indian museum site in Brazil
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Protesters removed from old Indian museum site in Brazil (December 17, 2013)

Authorities in Brazil removed about 25 protesters from an old Indian museum on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Kickapoo Tribe dedicates running park in honor of Billy Mills
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Kickapoo Tribe dedicates running park in honor of Billy Mills (July 2, 2013)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas welcomed Olympian Billy Mills to the reservation on Monday to dedicate a cross country park in his honor.

Police raid  old Indian museum wanted for Olympics in Brazil
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Police raid old Indian museum wanted for Olympics in Brazil (March 22, 2013)

Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are attempting to remove a group of Indian activists from a site that's wanted for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Associated Press reports. There...

Billy Mills to receive Citizens Medal at White House ceremony
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Billy Mills to receive Citizens Medal at White House ceremony (February 15, 2013)

Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, will receive the Citizens Medal at a White House ceremony today. Mills won the gold medal in...

Indian group threatened with eviction for Olympics in Brazil
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Indian group threatened with eviction for Olympics in Brazil (January 15, 2013)

A group of Indian activists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is being threatened with eviction in order to make way for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The group consists of representatives...

Column: Jim Thorpe -- the greatest Olympic athlete in history
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Column: Jim Thorpe -- the greatest Olympic athlete in history (August 13, 2012)

"Usain Bolt’s frisky relationship with Olympic solemnity is some of the best entertainment at the London Games. But when it comes to ranking the greatest Olympians ever, Bolt is...

Jackie Pata/NCAI: 'Indian giver' comment not in Olympic spirit
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Jackie Pata/NCAI: 'Indian giver' comment not in Olympic spirit (August 7, 2012)

"Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today, an international media personality, made irresponsible comments on the global stage of the 2012 Olympic Games when he used the phrase “Indian giver” during...

Kenneth Deer: Olympic host broke promise to Iroquois Nationals
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Kenneth Deer: Olympic host broke promise to Iroquois Nationals (July 30, 2012)

"Soon the world will be watching the greatest sporting event in modern times and the United Kingdom will be in the spotlight with all its glory. But its glory is...

NMAI: Four Native athletes competed in 1912 Olympics games
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NMAI: Four Native athletes competed in 1912 Olympics games (July 27, 2012)

"Even the most casual sports observer has heard of Jim Thorpe. The Sac and Fox athlete who swept the Pentathlon and Decathlon at the 1912 Olympics earned awards, accolades, and...

Yellow Bird Indian Dancers ask rain to stay away for  Olympics
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Yellow Bird Indian Dancers ask rain to stay away for Olympics (July 27, 2012)

The Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, an Apache dance group from Arizona, performed a "no rain" dance for the 2012 Olympic games in London. London has seen a record-breaking amount of...

Column: Jim Thorpe's Olympic records deserve full recognition
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Column: Jim Thorpe's Olympic records deserve full recognition (July 10, 2012)

"It’s been 100 years since Jim Thorpe dashed through the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, and we’re still chasing him. Greatest-evers are always hard to quantify, but Thorpe is especially...

Swimmer who claims Native ancestry qualifies for Olympic team
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Swimmer who claims Native ancestry qualifies for Olympic team (July 2, 2012)

Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who claims Native American ancestry, qualified for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. According to his official website, Ervin's father is Native American and...

Famous South Dakotans: Billy Mills won an Olympic medal
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Famous South Dakotans: Billy Mills won an Olympic medal (March 19, 2012)

"A young man born in Pine Ridge became the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. WHO: Billy Mills BORN: June 30, 1938, in Pine Ridge. BACKGROUND: Mills...

Column: Billy Mills offers marathoners an inspiring story
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Column: Billy Mills offers marathoners an inspiring story (October 31, 2011)

"The ritual is the same every Saturday before the Marine Corps Marathon. First, the runners and their families, a group numbering about 50, shuffle into a conference room. They mingle,...

Native Sun News: Billy Mills, Lakota  Olympian, born to run
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Native Sun News: Billy Mills, Lakota Olympian, born to run (May 13, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Joseph Budd. All content © Native Sun News. Billy Mills, today is shown with the medal that was won in 1964. Photo...