September 03, 2013

Hoka! Coffee on Pine Ridge

HOKA! Coffee is a-brewing on the Rez

By David MichaudSome people are lucky enough to find a job that stimulates their passions, Sharice Davids just happens to be one of those people.

Sharice’s recently created a coffee company on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Taking inspiration from the Lakota language she decided to name her company Hoka! Coffee.

“I made a list of things I am passionate about and there were just a few things on it–economic development in Indian country, martial arts and coffee,” said Davids.

To this point in time Hoka! has been attempting to spread their name throughout the reservation by making appearances at various events. The first event Hoka! appeared at was the OLC graduation pow wow and after that they attended Oglala Nation Pow Wow, with great results.
Comment:  For more on Native coffee businesses, see Chukchansi Coffee Company and Tribal Grounds at Mitsitam Coffee Bar.

Below:  "Sharice Davids poses in front of her booth at the Oglala Nation Pow wow."

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