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George Rivera - Personal Statement

Governor George Rivera of Pojoaque Pueblo, Pojoaque, New Mexico and world-renowned sculptor is creating a 10 foot bronze statue of one of America’s most honorable Olympic champions, Native American Billy Mills.

The bronze sculpture will show Billy overtaking two world champions and sprinting to victory in the 1964 Olympic 10,000 meter race in Tokyo, Japan. The names of the sponsors will be cast in bronze alongside Billy’s at the base of the sculpture, showing their commitment to advancing and inspiring the health, wellbeing and dreams of our youth.

When Billy first saw the final image he was moved to tears because he felt that the energy radiating from the statue captured the pursuit of his dream as well as what he took from sport: global unity through the dignity, character, and beauty of global diversity, the future of humankind. Patricia Mills Executive Director 10K Gold Promotions & Billy Mills Speakers Bureau

Governor George Rivera’s monumental works continue to honor native culture and have been viewed by millions of people at places such as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. and the Buffalo Thunder Resort in New Mexico.

Governor Rivera is now in the process of reaching out to potential donors for the funding of the Billy Mills statue to be placed at University of Kansas. He would love to be able to introduce the patron during the Kansas Relays, the weekend of April 18th and 19th, 2014. The Billy Mills Bronze #1 will cost $200,000. Subsequent sculptures will cost $150,000.

Please help us in honoring Billy Mills, the man whose dream and continued commitment to Indian Country has inspired many to reach for and achieve their dreams. You can learn more about Billy Mills by going to ‪

Please contact Governor George Rivera directly at the following: Governor George Rivera Pueblo of Pojoaque 78 Cities of Gold Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

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