Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch sponsors NATIVE

Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch has signed up as a bronze sponsor for the NATIVE film project.

Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch, is nestled in the rolling hills of Thornville, Ohio. The farm land has been family owned for over 50 years, owners Carie and Jarrod Starr, purchased their first herd in 2008. Their number one priority was and still is to produce grass-fed bison for our family and community. They now keep over 40 bison and each spring they are blessed with many ‘red dogs’ to keep the herd growing.

On the ranch they believe in the sacred connection between Mother Earth and ourselves – Carie’s grandmother spent countless hours sharing tales of her Cherokee heritage, her love for nature, and philosophy of living a life the ‘natural way’ without herbicides, but most importantly, how it is our duty to act as stewards of the earth. Grandma Crandell’s wisdom stuck with Carie and they continues her grandmother’s sustainable practices today.

Texas Bison Association sponsors the NATIVE Documentary Project

The Texas Bison Association joins the NATIVE Film Project as a Gold Sponsor.

More About the Texas Bison Association:

The Texas Bison Association works to promote and preserve Texas bison through leadership, education and building public awareness for the bison ranching and meat industry. Founded in 1994, the Texas Bison Association provides assistance in raising and producing bison among our membership and promotes the nutritional health aspects of the Texas Bison to consumers. The TBA welcomes anyone with an interest in the preservation and promotion and production of this magnificent animal — the American buffalo.

The Texas Bison Association is dedicated to ‘Preserving the Legend’ by the advocacy of Texas bison through conservation, leadership, education and public awareness for bison production, the industry, and the species.

Canadian Bison Association joins the NATIVE Film Project

The Canadian Bison Association has signed up as a Silver Sponsor for the NATIVE Film Documentary Project.

About the Canadian Bison Association:

The Canadian Bison Association (CBA) is a non-profit organization which was established to represent the interests of the bison industry.

The Canadian Bison Association is responsible for providing guidance on a number of issues including: marketing, animal health, research, animal identification, government liaison, trade, traceability, the bison registry, conservation and other developmental initiatives.

There are six active regional associations representing Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC- each having the ability to appoint two directors to the CBA board with Alberta able to appoint three directors. The National Bison Association in the United States recommends the international director appointment. The Maritime Association is not active at this time.

The Canadian Bison Association is managed by a President who is elected from one of the board members appointed by the regional associations. The CBA consists of an Executive Director, an Office Administrator and Project Coordinator with contract staff hired when required.

The Canadian Bison Association has approximately 550 members throughout Canada. There are also a number of members from the United States.

Herd Wear becomes Silver Sponsor

Herd Wear has signed up as a silver sponsor of the NATIVE Film Project.

About Herd Wear:

For more than 30 years, while the American bison herds have been growing, the Miskin family has been raising these great “critters”, as we so fondly call them.

What a joyous sight they are to watch, and how fortunate we are to have been able to become a part of their heritage.

At the same time, for the past 19 plus years we have been working with bison ranchers across the United States to develop the finest yarns, yarn blends and collection of bison fiber products ever assembled, almost all of which are proudly made by American artisans right here in the USA.

When you purchase Buffalo Gold, Buffalo Wool Co. and Herd Wear brand products – the brands we manufacture, you can count on 3 promises from us.

1. If it could be made in America, it was.

2. All our Herd Wear and Buffalo Wool Company products are personally and continuously field tested. We use what we sell and use it often.

3. We unconditionally stand behind all our products. If you are not satisfied, call, write or send it back. Cecil 817-992-8220 or 915-bison 01 (915-247-6601). Ron Miskin 817-905-4584. Theresa Miskin 817-320-2966
Call anytime, we answer pretty much 24/7.

Tender Bison | North American Bison LLC

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce Tender Bison a North American Bison LLC brand as a platinum sponsor for the Native Film Project.

“Since 1993, North American Bison, LLC, proud suppliers of TenderBison, has been on a mission. It’s our goal to partner with respected independent ranchers who raise bison naturally and humanely to help us bring the very best to your plate.

Now, over 28 years later, we’re continuing to build on that mission and growing our brand in the process. Our all-natural and family farm-sourced bison can be found in grocery stores and restaurants worldwide.

We exist to deliver the very best to everyone we serve. Count on us to never waiver in our commitment to craftsmanship and a higher quality product every family can savor.” – Tender Bison

Mosquito Park Enterprises LLC

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce Mosquito Park Enterprises, LLC as a Platinum Sponsor for the Native Film Project.

“Located in central South Dakota, our team of professional bison handlers have created a high-quality, low-stress environment to raise healthy bison.

Rod Sather (Owner) has been involved with the bison industry since 1972. We are life members of National Bison Association and several state and regional associations. With the vast array of personal knowledge and an enormous network of fellow bison producers, Mosquito Park Buffalo has the resources to produce.

The current overall herd size is approximately 150 breeding animals with 2 herds. Looking out over the long term goal, our plan is to increase to 3 herds and 400-450 animals. Our primary focus customers are fellow ranchers looking to diversify their herd genetics and provide animals for finishing operations. The vast majority of our genetics are found to be from the Fort Niobrara Nebraska, National Bison Range Montana, Wind Cave National Park South Dakota, with the recent addition of bulls with Yellowstone genetics.

Come and check out our website for more information and see some of the photos from our herd!” – Mosquito Park Enterprises LLC

Bigelow Fields Bison and Breadhouse

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce Bigelow Fields Bison and Breadhouse as a Gold Sponsor for the Native Film Project.

“We are Michael, Nichole, Barrett and Nevada Weaver…first generation (second in the making!) ranchers building a bison ranch in western Maine. Michael is from Alaska, Nichole is from Stratton and now we proudly call Langtown home. We hope you’ll stop by the fields sometime for an in person chat and to visit our herd. We love to share our passion for bison and special views with our community so come say hi!” – Bigelow Fields

National Buffalo Foundation Grant

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce the National Buffalo Foundation as a Financial Production Partner. The National Buffalo Foundation has granted the NATIVE film project $25,000 for 2022 and $25,000 for 2023 (a total grant award of $50,000).

In recent years, the National Buffalo Foundation Board of Directors have focused on the current needs of the industry and the general public while working to expand the financial resources needed to fund some very promising future projects.

The mission of the National Buffalo Foundation is “to be the major trusted funding source for bison research and education.  We will continue to provide leadership by creating and strengthening partnerships to proactively enhance the future of the bison.”

For more information on the National Buffalo Foundation visit:

Great Range Premium Bison

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce Rocky Mountain Natural Meats aka Great Range Premium Bison as a Platinum Sponsor for the NATIVE project.

Great Range Bison brings you the finest bison cuts directly from the premier bison ranches in North America. Our bison are raised without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones and are fed a vegetarian diet of grasses and grains. For the past 30 years, we have worked closely with our rancher/producers to ensure their bison are raised sustainably. Through this partnership we can bring you, the consumer, the best fresh bison cuts on the market today.

National Bison Association

Meet My Neighbor Productions is pleased to announce the National Bison Association as a bronze sponsor.

As part of this sponsorship support, Meet My Neighbor Productions will be presenting an exclusive premiere of the NATIVE Pilot Trailer at the National Bison Association winter conference in January 2022.

About the National Bison Association:

In 1995 the American Bison Association (formed in 1975) and the National Buffalo Association (chartered in 1966) merged to become the National Bison Association.

The NBA has more than 1,100 members in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries.

The NBA is a non-profit association of producers, processors, marketers and bison enthusiasts.

The vision of the NBA is a community bound by the heritage of the American Bison.

The mission of the National Bison Association is to bring together stakeholders to celebrate the heritage of American bison, to educate, and to create a sustainable future for our industry.

National Bison Association members abide by the NBA Code of Ethics, which ensure the humane and sustainable raising of the American bison.

For more information on the National Bison Association visit: