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101. Apr 21, 2017
Tanka has successful run at the 2017 Natural Products Expo West
Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives
Tanka Bar team had a great success at the 2017 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, by showing some Tanka love. We handed out stickers, coupons and took photos with fans. Many people approached us over the course of those three days who support Tanka, not only because it tastes good but because they love the message behind the company (more...)



102. Apr 13, 2017
Fabulous reviews from recent customers
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Thank you for this nourishment By John from Durham

From the Heart,

Thank you for this good food, done in a good way. This is the native grazing four-legged to this land, it also tastes great! Blessings to y'all and the growth of your business (more...)



103. Apr 12, 2017
April 8, 2017 ~ Gluten Free Fair at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Bountiful, UT
Jason Stover Marketing Speicalist
Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our >" target="story">TANKA BARS and >" target="story">TANKA BITES on April 8:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
55 W 500 South
Bountiful, UT 84010
801-295-2200

Please Note : If you plan (more...)



104. Apr 10, 2017
Happy Motivational Monday from Healthy Active Natives
Waylon Pahona
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." - Stacia Tauscher

Video taken at the 154th Annual 5 Tribes Peace Treaty. These young children are Bird Dancing and singing (more...)



106. Apr 03, 2017
Tanka Bars are the first stop for the St. John's University students
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
I believe this is the second trip to the Tanka Bar headquarters for these inspiring young students from St. John's University. This new batch of students kicked off this year's first tour of our company (more...)



108. Mar 02, 2017
Tanka represents at Whole Foods tribal gathering in Austin
the Tanka team
Our business manager Dawn Sherman exhibited for Tanka in Austin recently at the Whole Foods tribal gathering! She and our table looked fantastic! (more...)



110. Feb 15, 2017
"Thank you for enriching my life with this healthy, delicious, sustainable food"
Jason Stover Marketing Specialist
01.03.17 Tanka products By Randi from Great Barrington

Thank you for enriching my life with this healthy, delicious, sustainable food

01.03.17 Another big order By John from North Palm Beach

What can I say (more...)



111. Feb 15, 2017
Feb. 15, 2017 ~ Grand Opening at Natural Grocers, Vancouver, WA
Jason Stover Marketing Specialist
Our retail partner, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, will be serving samples of our >" target="story">TANKA BARS and >" target="story">TANKA BITES on Feb. 15:

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
3311 SE 192nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683
360-450-2770

Please Note : If you pla (more...)



112. Feb 06, 2017
Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op rounds up donations for Tanka Fund
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
The Tanka Fund gave a big thanks to Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op customers for rounding up for Tanka Fund in January! They raised $10,441.38 to return buffalo to Native lands, lives and economies! Last week the Mississippi Market staff presented this check to Indian Land Tenure Foundation President Cris Stainbrook and Tanka Fund associate Faye Brown (more...)



115. Jan 26, 2017
Tanka president honored for leadership by the Specialty Food Association
the Tanka team
We are very proud of our president Mark Tilsen! He was just honored for Citizenship by the Specialty Food Association's 2017 Leadership Awards. He received his award this week during the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco (more...)



118. Jan 13, 2017
Tis the Season: Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for December
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
12.01.16 Tanka Christmas By Natasha from Arlington

I want to thank the sales associate for calling me back with a discount code in order to get 15% off. I have never tried these but this company is a widely know success story for Indians (more...)



120. Jan 11, 2017
Demo company Busy Bee surprises Tanka team with gift
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
A very unexpected delivery arrived the other day and it was addressed to me.

I don't really receive packages -- maybe a return or something that I know is coming in the mail. Busy Bee, our wonderful demo company, sent me a gift and it was pretty awesome! The ear warmers came in handy this morning as the temperature has been getting chilly again (more...)



122. Jan 04, 2017
Honoring Healthy Active Natives in 2016
the Tanka Team
We hope you had a great holiday and Happy New Year!

This is a great slideshow our friend Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives put together of all his travels with Tanka last year. Thanks so much for all you do, Waylon!

"2016 has been an amazing year and I wanted to give the biggest thanks to the Tanka Bar Team (more...)



127. Jan 04, 2017
Healthy Active Natives: Never stopping
the Tanka Team
Waylon Pahona is trainer, motivational speaker and founder of the group Healthy Active Natives. He shares stories of inspiration from the Native community and sends some of them to us to share.

Nikki Lowe is Creek, Seminole and Chickasaw who is originally from Oklahoma but grew up in Arizona (more...)



130. Dec 14, 2016
A Tribe Called Red shows their Tanka support
the Tanka team
Thanks to Faye Brown with the Tanka Fund for sending us this photo of the popular Native band, A Tribe Called Red, fueled by Tanka at a recent show in Minneapolis! (more...)



132. Dec 14, 2016
Motivational Monday: Young Native leadership
the Tanka team
Happy Motivational Monday from Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives!

Gabe Fuentes is a 16 years old Hopi teen and he is the Senior Advisor of the Morning Star leaders youth group which is based in the Metro Phoenix Area (more...)



135. Dec 08, 2016
I've been a customer for a long time and will continue to be one
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Best Protein Boost By Elizabeth from Stillwater

On my journey to 40 and I decided to lose weight. I'm down 30 lbs and it can be hard to get consistent protein in throughout the day working full time and running 3 busy boys around! A coworker have me a Tanka bar one day when I hadn't gotten lunch in and was tempted to eat out of the vending machine (more...)



137. Dec 01, 2016
Tanka a hit in Ashland
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
The wonderful demo coordinator at Ashland Food Co-op in Ashland, Oregon, posted the above photo on our Facebook page of a recent tasting of our Tanka products. She told us that the crowd loved them.

Ashland Food Co-op is a certified organic and consumer-owned grocer founded in 1972 (more...)



139. Nov 28, 2016
Motivational Monday: Water is life #MniWiconi
the Tanka Team
Happy Motivational Monday from Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives!

"Be great, be powerful but most importantly, give thanks to the Creator for building such a strong foundation of life. Our body is a sacred place and it holds knowledge and tradition (more...)



142. Nov 22, 2016
Our buffalo are home in South Dakota
the Tanka Team
More video of our herd of 151 natural, grass-raised buffalo we moved to their rightful place -- the lands of Indian people in South Dakota. You can hear buffalo rancher Gerald remembering his grandfather (more...)



144. Nov 21, 2016
Motivational Monday: Healing through yoga
the Tanka Team
Happy Motivational Monday with Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives!

I would like to highlight Haley Laughter for Motivational Monday. She is Navajo, has two yoga certifications, nine years of practice and seven years of teaching experience (more...)



147. Nov 17, 2016
"I have been using Tanka products for over 5 years. They are the best."
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Tanka Bars & Bites By Lisa from Littleton

Your jerky bars and bites are the BEST!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

Excellent product By Amy from Council Bluffs

I am not much of a meat eater, but this product is perfect (more...)



148. Nov 14, 2016
Buffalo on the move
the Tanka Team
We moved 151 natural, grass-raised buffalo from Wisconsin to South Dakota. Returning buffalo to the lands of Indian people (more...)



150. Nov 14, 2016
Motivational Monday: Give thanks
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Happy Motivational Monday from Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives!

"Give thanks to the Creator and live life powerfully! Smile and greet your neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family. We all need to feel good at times some might just need that extra positivity today and it will make you feel good as well (more...)



153. Nov 07, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Let your vote be heard
the Tanka Team
Happy Motivational Monday with Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives:

"It's a great day to be Indigenous! As we come to those last 16 hours don't forget to get up and vote let your voice be heard (more...)



156. Nov 04, 2016
Tanka: Never leave home without it
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka fan Cami of Dickinson, ND, sent us this pic of her with her never-leave-home-without-it Tanka Bar. She always keeps one on hand. Here she is shopping at the mall in Rapid City, SD, where she just so happened upon one of our vintage stand-up banners! Thanks, Cami! (more...)



158. Oct 31, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Treat every day like a celebration
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
From our friend Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives.

Happy Halloween and Happy Motivational Monday from the Yakama Nation!!!
Wake and understand that it's not just another Monday -- it's a day just like every other day to celebrate life! Understand that we have young ones that we need to raise to be strong powerful Native children! This was taken at a Halloween party in White Swan Washington a few days back (more...)



161. Oct 24, 2016
Motivational Monday: Taking a stand
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Happy Motivational Monday from Waylon Pahona!

Waylon is a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives. He recently attended the Engaging Communities to Strengthen Hopi & Tewa Families Conference in Moenkopi Legacy Inn in Tuba City, AZ, and shared his photos above as well as a short account of the event (more...)



164. Oct 18, 2016
Motivational Monday: Live your purpose
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Happy Motivational Monday from our friend Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives.

"Wake up and live! Stand tall and be proud! We are all on this earth to serve a purpose and not to just get up every day (more...)



167. Oct 17, 2016
Rapid City, SD, youth camp fueled by Tanka
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka Bar recently donated Tanka Bars to a youth football camp at Rapid City Central High School in South Dakota. Seems these young athletes approve! (more...)



169. Oct 06, 2016
Tanka encourages healthy, active Natives across the nation
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We believe in encouraging the strength and determination of our Native athletes. There are several that we share our products with to help fuel their success. They are of all walks of life -- runners, disc golfers and lifters (more...)



171. Oct 03, 2016
Tanka fuels Healthy Active Natives
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
We get weekly motivational posts from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives. We recently donated Tanka Bars to the group's first 5K.

"Shout out to Tanka Bar for supporting Healthy Active Natives with its first 5K (more...)



173. Sep 28, 2016
Native American Natural Foods named 'B Corp Best for the World' honoree
Linda Crider
Native American Natural Foods has been named a "B Corp Best for the World" honoree by the B Corporation.

The list honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations on the B Lab's B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment (more...)



174. Sep 27, 2016
Tanka team members make lasting impression at Natural Products Expo
the Tanka Team
The Tanka team was in full force recently, exhibiting our Tanka products at Natural Products Expo East 2016 in Baltimore, MD. The above awesome video is by Waylon Pahona -- a motivational speaker, athlete and founder of Healthy Active Natives and gives you a glimpse of working the show (more...)



177. Sep 26, 2016
Feb. 7-8, 2017 ~ UNFI Orlando Tabletop Show, Orlando, FL
Linda Crider
The Tanka team will be exhibiting our Tanka products at the UNFI Orlando Tabletop Show:

UNFI Orlando Tabletop Show
Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort
Orlando, FL

For more information: UNFI

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178. Sep 26, 2016
March 8-12, 2017 ~ Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA
Linda Crider
The Tanka team will be exhibiting our Tanka products at Natural Products Expo West 2017:

Booth 9005
Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

For more information: Natural Products Expo West

Check it out! We may be exhibiting at an event near you: >§ionname=Even (more...)



179. Sep 15, 2016
#NoDAPL peaceful protesters live life powerfully with Tanka Bar
the Tanka Team
Dallas Goldtooth, Ground Campaign Organizer at Indigenous Environmental Network , posted this photo of Leo Cerda from Ecuador on Facebook. He was at Standing Rock in North Dakota showing his support of protecting our sacred water from the Dakota Access Pipeline (more...)



181. Sep 13, 2016
#NODAPL: Tiny team member shares Tanka with water protectors
the Tanka Team
Great photo of our tiny ambassador, Paloma, at Sacred Stone Camp negotiating a horse ride with a box of Tanka Bars. She is the granddaughter of our president, Mark Tilsen. Her momma Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart snapped the pic at the Dakota Access Pipeline where the Oceti Sakowin and allies are working together to defend our water against the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect the sacred (more...)



183. Sep 07, 2016
"These things are wonderful!"
the Tanka Team
09.01.16 website By Karen from Leavenworth

Very good website - interesting information, well-written articles and easy to order.
Best of luck with your company!

09.07.16 Tanka Bar By Susan from Lake Mills

Love, love, love your products (more...)



184. Aug 30, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Hopi Wellness Center powered by Tanka
the Tanka Team
Great photo from our friend Waylon Pahona with Healthy Active Natives of the Hopi Wellness Center staff and some weightlifters ending their workout with Tanka Bar. 💪🏾 #tankabar #livelifepowerfully (more...)



186. Aug 23, 2016
We stand with Standing Rock
Mark A. Tilsen, Sr., President, Native American Natural Foods
We are proud to be able to share our Tanka Bars with true water warriors. I just got back from delivering another 5,700 Tanka Bars to the Standing Rock water protectors. Spending four days at the camp, you realize that we are at a historic moment!





Over 50 Native American and Indige (more...)



188. Aug 09, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: "Wake up and be great!"
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We get weekly motivational posts from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives. Here is this week's! A little something to remember when you start your day tomorrow (more...)



191. Aug 04, 2016
Tanka and disc golf go hand and throw
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka helped sponsor pro disc golf player Daniel Polk (San Carlos Apache, Dine, Quechuan) at a recent disc golf event. Above is video by our friend Sasha Brown of his awesome throw! (more...)



194. Aug 02, 2016
Motivational Monday: Beat of the Drum
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Every week we bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

The beat of the drum pounds deep in our soul. We are powerful beyond measure when it comes to our tradition and culture (more...)



197. Jul 22, 2016
FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Singer/songwriter Gary "Litefoot" Davis visits headquarters
the Tanka Team
Singer/songwriter Gary "Litefoot" Davis surprised our team in April when he came to the office to meet with his good friend Karlene Hunter and take a tour of the building.

Gary and Karlene currently serve on the same board called National Native Economic Development Board (more...)



199. Jul 22, 2016
Hualapai Tribal Chairman speaks to youth about making the right choices in life
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We get weekly motivational posts from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives. Here is this week's!

Dr. Damon R. Clarke, Hualapai Tribal Chairman, came to speak to the youth about a letter he received from a prison (more...)