KivaSun News

Where’s The Bison? KivaSun Launches Bison Jerky

February 10, 2016

Tanya H. Lee, 2/10/16 Just in time for American Heart Month, Native American-owned KivaSun has added antibiotic free, no added hormone bison jerky to its product line. Bison, “the new beef,” is higher in protein and lower in fat than beef, pork, or chicken and is an excellent source of iron, zinc and B vitamins, according to…

KivaSun Distributes Bison to Natives Through FDPIR

Kristin Butler, 2/9/16: Last year, after a persistent battle to gain the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) attention, KivaSun Foods, an all-natural, traditional Native food company founded by Notah Begay III (half Navajo, ¼ San Felipe and ¼ Isleta), secured an agreement for the purchase of 520,000 pounds of bison for inclusion in the…

KivaSun to Provide Bison to Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

October 23, 2015

Kivasun Foods enters into historic agreement with USDA to provide 520,000 lbs of bison for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).  The FDPIR program serves 276 tribes and 103,000 Native Americans.  The National FDPIR Board and tribal directors have praised the USDA and its efforts to include more “traditional” foods in the FDPIR…

Native American Heritage Month

October 20, 2014

For almost one hundred years, Americans both Indian and non-Indian have urged that there be permanently designated by the nation a special place on the calendar to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States and their descendants: the American Indian and Alaska…

KivaSun Founder Notah Begay III Inducted into Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame

October 18, 2014

On Saturday evening, Notah Begay III was officially inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame. “I was offered a scholarship to Stanford and my golf coach had never seen me hit a golfball, believe it or not,” Begay said to a crowd of fellow inductees and their families. “He had heard about this…