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101. 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...)



103. 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...)



105. 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...)



108. 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...)



111. 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...)



114. 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...)



116. 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...)



118. 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...)



120. 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...)



121. 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...)



124. 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...)



126. 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...)



128. 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...)



129. 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...)



131. 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...)



133. 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...)



136. 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...)



139. 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...)



142. 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...)



144. 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...)



147. Jul 13, 2016
Tanka family members visit headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
John and Faye (our business manager, Dawn Sherman's parents) found the time recently to stop in and pay us a visit. Along with his daughter, Nicky Michael, and kids. I thought they could use a snack so I served them an Apple Orange Peel Stick and some Tanka Bites (more...)



149. Jul 11, 2016
Tanka a source of connection across miles, people
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Over the year our friend Waylon Pahona, an athlete and personal trainer as well as the founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives, has traveled sharing Tanka products and a healthy message to communities (more...)



152. Jul 05, 2016
Find Tanka at Plum Market in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport
the Tanka Team
Our president, Mark Tilsen, spotted our yummy Tanka Bars at Plum Market's store in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Very cool. Thumbs up to an awesome company!

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154. Jun 23, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Cultural pride
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
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!

The greatest blessing in life is our culture (more...)



157. Jun 07, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Believe in yourself
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
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!

In order for you to want to do something great it takes brain power (more...)



160. Jun 03, 2016
"Great snack on the trail or at work"
Nathaniel Red Owl, Customer Service
05.01.16 You. By Eric from La Habra

Love it.

05.07.16 Wonderful Tanka Bars By Anne from CANOGA PARK

Thank you for your contribution to our healthy habits by creating all natural and wholesome snacks that taste awesome! Please make Tank Bars accessible to every Americans living in Turtle Island (more...)



161. May 25, 2016
Tanka family member graduates, receives Gates Millennium Scholarship
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
We want to congratulate our production manager Tonya Hunter and her family on the graduation of her daughter, Morgan Mesteth (pictured on the left), from Little Wound School. Last year she was chosen out of 100 students to be a LEDA Scholar at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ (more...)



162. May 24, 2016
Tanka among healthy choices in local school vending machine
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Students in Little Wound School in Kyle, SD, on our reservation worked together to raise funds to have a healthier vending machine for better snack options. Our Tanka products can now be found in their snack machine as a much better alternative to junk food (more...)



165. May 23, 2016
Motivational Monday: Don't be afraid to take chances
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
On Mondays we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"The creator has blessed us all with gifts we are all born with different traits that make us unique (more...)



168. May 17, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Walking for healthier Native Nations
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
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!

"On May 13, 2016 the Ute Mountain and Southern Ute Joined together and walked 19 miles from Colorado to the Four Corners Monument to join with neighboring tribes from New Mexico, Arizona and Utah (more...)



171. May 11, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Strength is in the mind
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
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!

Strength does not come from being physically fit (more...)



174. May 05, 2016
"Your products are delicious and healthy"
Nathaniel Red Owl, Customer Service
04.01.16 Buffalo w/ Cranberry Bites - Yum! By Denise from Marina del Rey

My husband (the meat eater) assays, "yum yum yum yum yum! He loves it! (I bet he is part Indian. :-)

04.03.16 First time Tanka Bar tryer By Sandy from Burnsville

My new nutritionist recommended these to help regulate my blood sugars (more...)



175. May 04, 2016
Tanka CEO featured in Kiplinger's business magazine as small-business success story
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter was featured in the Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Read the entire article here: Small-Business Success Story: Native American Natural Foods Inc. (more...)



178. May 04, 2016
Native American Natural Foods keeps growing with Tanka Bar
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Our Tanka president Mark Tilsen was interviewed for the Rapid City Journal for a recent article about the brand launching the new Tanka Bar Jalapeno and Tanka Trail products.

Read more here: Native American Natural Foods keeps growing with Tanka Bar (more...)



180. May 04, 2016
Healthy Active Natives: Make waves in life
the Tanka Team
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!

We all can make waves in life and have those ripples pass from generation to generation (more...)



182. Apr 27, 2016
Important announcement from the president of Native American Natural Foods
Mark A. Tilsen, Sr., President, Native American Natural Foods
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184. Apr 25, 2016
Whole Foods staffer keeps on rockin' with new Tanka hat at recent meeting
the Tanka Team
Pictured above is Jenna Gelgand, senior administrator for Whole Foods' Local Producer Loan Program, at a recent meeting with Tanka President Mark Tilsen in Austin, TX. Mark gave her one of our sweet trucker hats which she is wearing in the photo (more...)



186. Apr 22, 2016
Native award-winning musician and actor spends time with Tanka team
Kevin Fraser, Costumer Service Rep
Gary Davis, Native American entrepreneur, actor and author, make a surprise visit to the Tanka Bar headquarters this week in Kyle, S.D. He was there to take a tour of the building and meet up with his friend, our CEO, Karlene Hunter (more...)



188. Apr 13, 2016
Healthy Active Natives with Waylon Pahona: Love yourself
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
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!


"Live the life you love, love the life you live! Love yourself and always know you have a purpose in life to do things with no limitations!" (more...)



191. Apr 07, 2016
Tanka broker shares moments from University of Virginia Pow Wow
the Tanka team
One of our amazing broker partners, Gray Parson of National Sales Associates, is part of this drum group that recently played at the University of Virginia Pow Wow. He sent us the video above of the drum and the photos that follow below (more...)



193. Apr 04, 2016
Motivational Monday: Stay positive
the Tanka team
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

Get up and get out. Don't treat Monday as if it's the worst day of the week (more...)



196. Mar 31, 2016
Tanka CEO to be featured in Kiplinger's financial magazine
the Tanka team
Be on the lookout for a profile of Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter and Native American Natural Foods in an upcoming Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.

The ongoing series, called "Success Stories," will focus on the financial challenges of building a successful business in the middle of a reservation (more...)



199. Mar 24, 2016
Keloland TV in Rapid City visits the Tanka headquarters, features new products
Kevin Fraser, Customer Service
Kevin Woster, a reporter from Keloland TV, came out to our office in Kyle this week to do a story about our loan from Whole Foods .

We gave him a tour of the building and introduced him to all the employees (more...)