Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and... [see more] spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.
On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.