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“The New Beef for 2016"

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Native American Owned KivaSun Foods Partners with SMACK! Media to Launch Antibiotic Free and No Added Hormone Line of Bison Jerky

(Bend, Oregon – January 26, 2016) – KivaSun Foods, a Native American owned company, launches a line of antibiotic free, no added hormone bison jerky. As athletes and active audiences look to enhance their nutrition and improve performance, KivaSun is excited to introduce a line of jerky that incorporates one of the leanest proteins on the market. Touted by sources as “The New Beef,” 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, including vitamin B12 and niacin.

Founded by full-blooded Native American and 4-time PGA Tour Winner Notah Begay III, KivaSun is thrilled to bring bison jerky to the market. “Food is universal – it feeds the body and soul,” said Begay. “Native Americans have existed on bison for centuries and now everyone – from children to athletes can experience this amazing product.” 

KivaSun Foods will work together with SMACK! Media to launch their antibiotic free and gluten free line of bison jerky. “The SMACK! Media team understands KivaSun Foods and has a strong track record of helping brands grow within the health and nutrition industries,” said Mark Freeland, President of KivaSun Foods. “We are motivated to work with partners that are just as excited about this product as we are. The Native American heritage of KivaSun Foods is woven throughout every aspect of our company – from our founder, to the company name, to the development of our products, and this philosophy has allowed us to develop into a truly authentic brand.”

KivaSun offers bison jerky in two flavors: Original and Hatch Chile. The Hatch Chili flavor uses subtly sweet New Mexico Hatch Green Chiles in the recipe. Competitively priced, KivaSun bison jerky is available to buy online at

About KivaSun Foods

KivaSun Foods was founded by 4-time PGA TOUR winner and current NBC Golf Analyst Notah Begay III. The company offers a complete lineup of bison products that are sold to both foodservice accounts and big box retailers such as Costco. KivaSun is centered around age-old traditions of Respect for Land and Reverence for Food. For more information, visit

About SMACK! Media

SMACK! Media is a boutique Marketing and Public Relation(ship)s® marketing agency that develops effective multi-dimensional brand strategy, creative development, public relations and social media campaigns, with a pinpoint focus on the sports, health and fitness markets. Our approach is grounded in inspiring and clear communication, strong relationships and a passion for execution. Make your brand stand out, give it a little SMACK! For more info, or to read about our services, visit: