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Bison is the New Beef

As people search to enhance their nutrition and improve their well-being, KivaSun Foods, a Native owned company, launched a line of antibiotic-free, no hormone added, bison jerky. Bison is one of the leanest proteins on the market and it is growing in popularity as part of a wider trend toward humanely-raised and organic foods, a small but expanding part of the food industry. Aside from the health benefits (bison is higher in protein and lower in fat than beef, pork, and chicken and is an excellent source of iron, zinc and important B vitamins like B12 and niacin), demand for a healthy alternative for meat signals a rejection of factory-farming methods that account for most protein eaten in the United States.

KivaSun Foods founder Notah Begay III, who is one-half Navajo, one-quarter San Felipe and one-quarter Isleta, is thrilled to bring bison jerky to the market.

“Native Americans have existed on bison for centuries and now everyone – from children to athletes – can experience this amazing product. The Native American heritage of KivaSun Foods is woven throughout every aspect of our company – from the company name to the development of our products, making KivaSun a truly authentic brand,” explained Begay during an interview with Native News Online staff.


The Gift of Games for Catawba Teen Center

Catawba Chief Bill Harris and Club youth at the Boys & Girls Club of York County - Catawba Teen Center gratefully received one of several sets of custom-made corn hole boards from the Rock Hill Jaycees earlier this month. The Jaycees have gifted the Club with corn hole boards for each of their Teen Centers as part of the Club’s “Giving Tuesday” efforts.

The Jaycees, who are steadfast supporters of the Club, made the gift to help Club youth and staff celebrate one of their core impact areas: Healthy Lifestyles. The Jaycees also plan to also build a tournament – sized horseshoe pit at the Club to benefit Club youth, and the youth are greatly looking forward to tournaments for years to come!

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