Buffalo Returns: Restoring nature and revitalizing Native American communities

In the face of a powerful recession, crippling unemployment and a housing crisis, a small, creative and energetic band of Native American businesspeople, with the help of the buffalo, rebuild their community through a growing business, Native American Natural Foods, the company behind Tanka energy bars.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Gini Reticker (Pray the Devil Back to Hell) weaves together beautiful imagery set to the pulse of the Sioux Nation to carefully tell the story of two entrepreneurs who use tradition and ingenuity to bring opportunity and hope to the people on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

After nearly going extinct, the buffalo has returned, bringing a chance for prosperity to the Lakota people.

Produced by Tribeca Digital Studios, in association with American Express, in celebration of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Watch this wonderful 22-minute video.

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