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Tanka president catches up with singer Bonnie Raitt

Our president Mark Tilsen and singer-songwriter, musician, and activist Bonnie Raitt are old friends. Mark had a career in the music industry and his daughter, Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart, who took this photo, often came along on the road (more...)



Sept. 18-20, 2017 ~ 2nd Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

We will be exhibiting our Tanka products at the 2nd Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition, Sept. 18-20, at Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino in Minnesota on Sept. 18-20. The conference "brings together tribal officials, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of Indigenous and academic scientific knowledge about Native nutrition and food science, and identify new areas of work (more...)



From the mouths of babes: "This is my new favorite food!"

Great email from one of our Tanka friends!

"On a rock climbing day in Yosemite National Park, my 8-year-old nephew, Clavey W., exclaims, 'This is AWESOME! This is my new favorite food!' while munching on his first Tanka Bar (more...)



Sept. 14-16, 2017 ~ Natural Products Expo East, Baltimore, MD

The Tanka team will be exhibiting our Tanka products at Natural Products Expo East 2017:

Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
BOOTH: 1927

For more information: Natural Products Expo East

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Native leader Celina Reyes an inspiration for her community

I would like to highlight Cellina Reyes for all her amazing work and dedication to her community Please learn more about her by reading her own words below.

I was raised on the Fort Mojave Tribal Reservation by my grandparents David and Basil Fass as well as my mother who were all very supportive in education (more...)



Football summer camp stops by, learns about Tanka Bar

Football for Life is a summer football camp out of Southern California. Joe Pina, pictured above with his wife Susie (flower print shirt) have been hosting the camp at Pine Ridge School on our reservation (more...)



Aug. 17, 2017 ~ Natural Grocers celebrates 62 years, Various Locations

Our retail partner, Natural Grocers, will be serving samples of our TANKA BARS and TANKA BITES on Aug. 17 at various locations across the nation in celebration of their 62nd anniversary. This will take place at over 140 stores! See details on their website (more...)



Aug. 19, 2017 ~ Good 4 U Fair at Natural Grocers Denver, CO

Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our TANKA BARS and TANKA BITES on Aug. 19:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
3757 North Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
303-458-5300

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Aug. 12, 2017 ~ Healthy Revolution Fair at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Denver, CO

Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our TANKA BARS and TANKA BITES on Aug. 12:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
3757 North Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
303-458-5300

Please Note : If you (more...)



Instagram fan shows her love for Tanka

We have some great fans that follow us on social media and we came across this gem on Instagram while looking at the #TankaBar hashtag. Gotta love it!

"Seriously my favorite jerky EVER!!!!! @tankabar #tankabar #jerky #buffalo #buffalojerky #cranberry #slowsmoked #sogood #supertasty #goodfooddoneright #hungryfox #happyfox" - @bigredhorse


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July 29, 2017 ~ Gluten Free Fair at Natural Grocers Denver, CO

Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our TANKA BARS and TANKA BITES on July 29:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
3757 N. Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303-458-5300

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July 27, 2017 ~ Grand Opening at Natural Grocers Denver, CO

Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our TANKA BARS and TANKA BITES on July 27:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
3757 North Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
303-458-5300

Please Note : If you (more...)



Update: TANKA investor crowdfunding campaign

Tanka Friends,

We have passed the $50,000 mark and are heading toward the first $100,000 of our goal in our Wefunder campaign. More than 100 of you have decided to join us as investors! Thank you for your support (more...)



What does it take to be Tanka Bar famous?

This was the question Donna Albers-Walking Elk asked our CEO Karlene Hunter. Karlene told me we are going to make her a Tanka Bar celebrity today. So as soon as she pulled in to the office I was snapping pictures and getting autographs (more...)



The Lakota Mission Team have a joyful visit at Tanka Bar headquarters

Liz Whaley set up a last-minute tour of our Tanka Bar office. It was great to see the group again. Liz is with the Lakota Mission Team that has been helping and rebuilding houses for 26 years. They do some wonderful work throughout the Pine Ridge Reservation and we were glad to accommodate a quick Tanka Bar break for them (more...)



Tanka an "absolute favorite" for one tiny fan

We recently had a photo contest on our Facebook page and our friend Heidi Brewer won! The winner was selected by a randomizer and won a Tanka Gift Box . Heidi said about her daughter, "Tanka was one of her first foods and it's still her absolute favorite!" (more...)



June 24, 2017 ~ Gluten Free Fair at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Portland, OR

Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our TANKA BARS and TANKA BITES on June 24:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
3975 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Please Note : If you plan on making a (more...)