November 2016 First Person Radio Archives

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor for a conversation with Billy Mills about culture and sports. Mills was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Although Pine Ridge is very rich in culture and spirit, it is continually recognized economically as one of the poorest communities in America with unemployment reaching 80%.  Billy was orphaned by the age of 12 and sent to boarding schools. He graduated from high school at Haskell Indian School.