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1001. Apr 08, 2013
Taking in the beauty of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

I got the chance to check out the buffalo pasture in Yellow Bear and enjoyed the sun setting in the Badlands. The only thing is I forgot to charge my camera battery and had to take all of these photos with my cell phone (more...)



1002. Apr 04, 2013
An Inside Look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe buffalo herd and the industry
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

This year, the Buffalo and Elk division of the Oglala Sioux Parks & Recreation Authority on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation drove our Tanka team out to the land to document buffalo in their environment (more...)



1004. Mar 28, 2013
Busy mom takes time to enjoy Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Laura Heymann and her 14-year-old son are great Tanka fans in Arlington, Texas, for sending us this photo. They got their Tanka Sticks from Whole Foods .

Laura is an active wife and mom with her own graphic design business -- (more...)



1005. Mar 27, 2013
Turn over a 'new leaf' and find some Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
If you are a California resident or planning a future visit, make sure to stop by a New Leaf Community Market .

They have locations in Westside and Downtown Santa Cruz, Capitola, Half Moon Bay and San Jose and Felton and Boulder Creek (more...)



1006. Mar 26, 2013
Busy day at Tanka Bar headquarters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We started the morning with a lot of activity today at Tanka Bar.

Our office manager Dawn Sherman and her family drove up with new shelving for our warehouse. With all of the new product coming in, we needed more space and organization to prepare (more...)



1008. Mar 21, 2013
Tanka popular at Minnesota's Oyate C-Store
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our friend Reuben Crowfeather recently posted this photo on Instagram of a shipper display at Oyate C-Store in Jackpot Junction Hotel & Casino, which is located in Morton, MN. It seems that our products are pretty popular there considering how much activity these bins seem to have received!

Reuben has been one of our more humorous fans, sending us videos showing his support for our Tanka products:

(more...)



1010. Mar 20, 2013
Upgraded Tanka Bites Stir Fry: Learning to make Tanka part of your daily meals
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Although Tanka Bar may be considered a snack food by many of our supporters and fans, our products are actually a suitable staple to your everyday diet -- beyond snacking.

Tanka can easily substitute other meats in many dishes or even add a leaner meat option to veggie meals (more...)



1011. Mar 19, 2013
Our new Apple Orange Peel Tanka Stick makes an appearance in Arizona
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Word of our new flavor Apple Orange Peel hasn't been out long but we spotted this photo on Instagram and Twitter of one of our sticks in Arizona. Apparently our friend Chancey at @teholatanek got the stick from one of his friends who attended RES (more...)



1013. Mar 18, 2013
Reservation Economic Summit a crucial opportunity for Native business
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our team went to Las Vegas this month for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's annual Reservation Economic Summit at Mandalay Bay Conference Center.

The theme this year was the Cahokia Mounds, which was exemplified throughout the conference (more...)



1014. Mar 15, 2013
Tanka announces winners of Harlem Shake video contest
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We really had a great time putting together this contest. And our winners are actually from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of our headquarters.

Rose Mathis' and her awesome crew of kiddos won the contest with their video featuring not only our Tanka T-shirts but they even came up to the office in Kyle, SD, after hours to shoot some of their footage in front of our sign outside (more...)



1015. Mar 13, 2013
Video: Drop the soda and grab a Tanka Bar
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Reuben Crowfeather, a Standing Rock Hunkpapa Lakota from Minneapolis, MN, continues to give us a giggle with his videos showing his appreciation for Tanka Bar. In the above video, Reuben explains how you can't be on a diet while drinking a Mountain Dew! (more...)



1017. Mar 12, 2013
Expo West in Anaheim a success for the Tanka team
Jenice Johnson, story, and Linda Crider, photos

The Tanka team just got back from Anaheim, CA, for Natural Products Expo West . Tanka was exhibiting with the American Indian Foods program of the Intertribal Agricultural Council.

Our sales manager Eugene Stover said that the show was extremely busy and he had a great time meeting new people and experiencing the show (more...)



1018. Mar 11, 2013
Wounded Knee remembered after 40 years
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
As people gathered on the hill at Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the sound of drumming and strong voices rose up from the road below.

Several hundred people of all tribal nations made their way up the hill, carrying American Indian Movement flags, staffs and other tributes (more...)



1020. Mar 07, 2013
California friends share Yurok traditions with Tanka team
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

We recently received a visit from friends out of California who were here for several Wounded Knee commemorative events on the reservation.

Thomas B. Dunklin of Arcata, CA, and Willard Carlson of the Blue Creek Ah Pah Traditional Yurok Village in Klamath, CA, stopped by to say hello and exchange a very special gift (more...)



1021. Mar 04, 2013
'The absolute BEST 'jerky' bars to be had ANYWHERE'
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
The following list is Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for February.


02.02.13 hello By Sheddy from Enfield

I am looking forward in trying your products, this is my first purchase. I was watching a lecture by David Getoff and he mentioned your products, this is how i learned of this website

02 (more...)



1022. Mar 01, 2013
Fitness and health-conscious company Onnit Labs sends top products to Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

We were very excited to receive these samples from our retail partners and friends over at Onnit Labs . They sent us some of their popular supplements -- AlphaBrain, New Mood, Shroom Tech and a few bumper stickers (more...)



1023. Mar 01, 2013
Hundreds gather together to celebrate the liberation of Wounded Knee
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Forty years ago, Native communities came to Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (home of our headquarters) from all over the nation in order to bring injustice to light .

It was a challenging time when American Indian Movement activists took over a small, white church in Wounded Knee (more...)



1024. Feb 26, 2013
Longtime Tanka artist stops by headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our friend and colleague Kevin Brown stopped by the office today and took some time learning about everything new going on at Tanka. Kevin has been a graphic artist for Tanka for a long time through his company Smart Set in Minneapolis, MN (more...)



1025. Feb 26, 2013
Share your best Harlem Shake for a chance to win Tanka prizes
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

The recent Harlem Shake craze has inspired us to create a brand new contest for you guys! How about you send us a video of your best (Tanka) Harlem Shake. If you aren't sure what this new trend is, check out the video above but there are literally thousands you can watch on YouTube from all over the world to get some inspiration (more...)



1026. Feb 25, 2013
Happy birthday, KILI Radio!
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Thirty years ago today (Feb. 25), our president Mark Tilsen helped start the first radio station on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- the home of our headquarters.

KILI Radio, 90.1 FM , is the Voice of the Lakota Nation (more...)



1027. Feb 19, 2013
Tanka Spotlight: Onnit Labs
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Since our launch in October 2007, we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1028. Feb 18, 2013
Hunkpapa Lakota fan keepin' real ... Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Tanka fan Reuben Crowfeather, Standing Rock Hunkpapa Lakota from Minneapolis, MN, takes a little time out to share his appreciation for Tanka Bar (more...)



1029. Feb 14, 2013
Tanka Spotlight: Paleo on the Go
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Since our launch in October 2007, we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1030. Feb 13, 2013
Tanka team shares laughs, hard work at Rapid City Gift Show
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

This week our team participated in the Rapid City Gift Show at the Holiday Inn Convention Center along with our distributor partner, Dakota's Best . The team learned more about other products while working together to create sales leads, new customers and plenty of smiles (more...)



1032. Feb 11, 2013
'They are healty, delicious, paleo-friendly, and satisfying!'
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
The following list is Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for January.


01.02.13 Tanka Bars Susan from Huntington Woods

My students read Native American short stories as a part of our Western unit, and they learn about the important role of the buffalo in the lives of indigenous plains peoples (more...)



1033. Feb 06, 2013
Help small Native business in Alaska reach their dreams
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Our friends at ArXotica are trying to get crowdfunding money through the site rockthepost.com . They are a Native company out of the Cup'ik community in Western Alaska and make natural soaps from tundra botanicals (more...)



1034. Feb 05, 2013
Tanka helps put bison 'back on the table' according to 'Cowboys & Indians' magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Tanka Bar is featured in the February/March edition of Cowboys & Indians magazine.

The article titled "Bison is Back on the Table" on pages 84-90 covers a short history of bison, the industry, the connection to Native America and bison recipes (more...)



1035. Feb 01, 2013
Tanka featured in Native film night with Chris Eyre
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Our president Mark Tilsen recently spoke to the Scotts Valley Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families staff and clients in Concord, CA.

Tilsen talked to them about how the Tanka Bar brand was created and shared ideas regarding entrepreneurship (more...)



1036. Jan 30, 2013
Tanka gets inaugural welcome at Native Nations Ball
Jenice Johnson, story, and Ed Gehres, photos
Our attorney Ed Gehres from Patton Boggs and his wife Mary "Mimi" Gehres represented us at the recent Native Nations Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian hosted the event which celebrates the presidential inauguration as well as raises funds to support the educational programs of the museum (more...)



1037. Jan 29, 2013
Tanka an award-winner at Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our president Mark Tilsen recently returned from San Francisco where he represented Tanka Bar at the Winter Fancy Food Show. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade hosts the event every year and awarded our CEO, Karlene Hunter, a leadership award under the category of "Vision (more...)



1038. Jan 28, 2013
Happy Birthday, Jenice!
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Every now and then, we all get the birthday blues. Usually based in Dallas, Jenice Johnson, assistant marketing manager, is working at the Tanka headquarters in Kyle, SD, for a few months. So, last Friday, she was feeling a little lonesome for home (more...)



1039. Jan 25, 2013
The ladies of Tanka Bar still going strong with Zumba routine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

The ladies of Tanka Bar are still going strong with their Zumba routine every week. So much so that even when there is a Little Wound School game going on that night, they still make time to work out before heading on to cheer on the Mustangs (more...)



1040. Jan 24, 2013
Youth pow wow and handgames event honors Lakota history
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

The Crazy Horse School gymnasium and cafeteria rumbled with activity last week for the Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye and Tasunke Witko Owayawa (Pow-Wow and Handgames).

The school is located in Wanblee, SD, a town on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and is about 45 minutes away from our headquarters (more...)



1042. Jan 21, 2013
Reservation-based school in South Dakota reaches out to community to improve health
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing, story and photos
American Horse School in Allen, SD, which is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, hosted a health fair last week. The event was in conjunction with the FACE Program , which is a childhood/parental involvement program for Native American families in Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools (more...)



1043. Jan 18, 2013
Tanka CEO receives congratulations from Rapid City mayor Sam Kooiker
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Karlene Hunter, CEO at Tanka Bar, recently received a leadership award from National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. under the category of "Vision." She was also featured on (more...)



1044. Jan 16, 2013
Cheyenne youth honor ancestors with 400-mile run
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
The look of determination covered the flushed faces of over 100 young Northern Cheyenne runners as they approached the Oglala Sioux Tribal Building in Pine Ridge, SD. Tribal officials greeted them while they rested and welcomed the crowd (more...)



1046. Jan 14, 2013
East Coast friend stops by Tanka headquarters, takes tour
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Dana Burch from New York stopped by our headquarters recently.

He is a family friend of our president Mark Tilsen and has heard so much about our company that he wanted to check it out for himself (more...)



1048. Jan 11, 2013
Former Little Wound School teacher stops by Tanka headquarters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Robert Cook of Rapid City, S.D., stopped by our office recently to buy a box of Tanka Bars. He used to be a teacher at Little Wound School, which is down the road from our headquarters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Kyle, S (more...)



1050. Jan 09, 2013
Tanka team gets fit with Zumba at the office
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
To start the new year off to a fit start, the ladies of the Tanka Bar office have started doing Zumba after work.

Friends and family have even joined in and the group has just begun the beginner's DVDs which are projected onto the wall of our warehouse (more...)



1051. Jan 08, 2013
'I immediately fell in love' with Tanka
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
12.01.12 No Subject By Curtis from Dolores

Found the bites in Custer, SD at the gas station. Good food, meaty, spicy, salty, savory, great for going on a walk about. Good people make good food. Yum!

12 (more...)



1052. Jan 04, 2013
Tanka CEO wins leadership award from National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

We are very pleased to announce that our CEO, Karlene Hunter, has won a leadership award from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. NASFT is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry (more...)



1054. Jan 03, 2013
Tanka Bar now available on costco.com
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

We are thrilled to announce that you can now purchase Tanka on costco.com .

Our Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites and Tanka Wild Sticks can be ordered by the case.

(more...)



1055. Jan 02, 2013
Snow storm sends Tanka team home early
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

A snow storm blew through our Tanka headquarters in Kyle, S.D., this afternoon and sent the team home for the day. Snow began falling some time last night and continuted into the morning. However the wind, heavier snow and low visibility kicked up around noon (more...)



1056. Jan 02, 2013
Wounded Knee: 'The healing must pass on to the next generation'
Jenice Johnson, photos and story
As snow blanketed the hills and grasslands of South Dakota, young Lakota riders journeyed onward through the Badlands on horseback on their way to Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The cold was undeniable, many mornings not reaching above single-digit temperatures (more...)



1058. Jan 02, 2013
Kids react to getting the gift of Tanka at Christmas
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

It's already the New Year but we couldn't help but post these adorable reactions these kiddos had over Christmas from receiving Tanka Bar products as gifts. In the video above is Joshua excited that he has his very own boxes of Tanka Bars and Tanka Wild Sticks (more...)



1061. Dec 28, 2012
Tanka a favorite in small Nebraska health office
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

The Center for Health is a holistic and traditional health care office nestled in the small town of North Platte, NE. They also happen to carry our line of Tanka Bars and Tanka Wild Sticks.



The staff at the center said they are big fans of our products, not only for their patients, but for themselves as (more...)



1063. Dec 24, 2012
Happy Holidays from the Tanka team, to you
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Translation from above Lakota language:

We pray to Tunkasila (Grandfather) that you
have peace, good health and happiness this
holiday season and throughout the new year.


Thank you so much for a wonderful year and your continued support! (more...)



1064. Dec 18, 2012
Tanka team celebrates the holidays with potluck, gifts
Jason Stover, marketing specialist


We had our annual Christmas party today at the Tanka headquarters. Everyone brought a dish from home and gifts for the Secret Santa exchange. Our business manager, Dawn Sherman, even gave everyone mistletoe for our houses (more...)



1066. Dec 17, 2012
Tanka mascot checks up on the team at headquarters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Our president Mark Tilsen's dog Kirby, Mascot Extraordinaire on the Tanka team, stopped by the office to make sure things were running smoothly as we continue our holiday rush.



As her bio states (scroll down to the bottom of the link), K (more...)



1068. Dec 13, 2012
Holiday spirit hits Tanka headquarters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Our business manager Dawn Sherman went all out for the holiday season and has decorated her office with a Christmas theme.

Dawn is an avid fan of the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" television series from the 1960s and collected many of the figurines from the show -- Santa, Hermey, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius but she's still looking for Rudolph (more...)



1070. Dec 12, 2012
PowWows.com announces upcoming schedule for December/January
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

If you are looking for a calendar of pow wows and other Native events, PowWows.com has you covered.

Below is a list of events slated for the rest of December and throughout January. To get more information on the following events, watch live streams, look through photos and read other news, be sure to check out their website (more...)



1071. Dec 11, 2012
Tanka team busy with gift baskets in time for Christmas
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our headquarters has been busy this week with daily Tanka Gourmet Gift Basket orders and putting the finishing touches on them before they go out in time for Christmas.


Rachel Hunter, Shipping and (more...)



1073. Dec 10, 2012
Tanka Bar runner to hit the snowshoe races at Minnesota's Winterrific
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

We have it on good authority that our friend Tom Delaney will be donning his Tanka runner T-shirt for the 4th Annual Winterrific Snowshoe Race . Probably under a few extra layers, of course! He signed up for the 30K today (more...)



1075. Dec 07, 2012
'A new beginning for Pine Ridge' raises the attention of President Obama
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is non-governmental, non-profit organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- the home reservation of our headquarters.

The organization's mission is to empower Lakota youth and families to improve the health, culture and environment of our community, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity (more...)



1076. Dec 06, 2012
'A great alternative to regular-old-too-salty beef jerky'
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
The following list is Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for November.


11.02.12 Best bar! By Kathryn from Forest Park

The best bar for when you want a nice kick of protein. I keep one in my bag at all times!

11 (more...)



1077. Dec 05, 2012
President Obama recognizes Pine Ridge, Thunder Valley during Tribal Nations Conference
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

President Obama spoke today about to the progress on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference.

He praised our friend Nick Tilsen and his work with the nonprofit organization Thunder Valley (more...)



1079. Dec 04, 2012
President Obama to host the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Some of our friends at Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation are in Washington, D.C., this week for business -- some of which includes the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference.





Scott Moore and Nick Tilsen of Thunder Valley CDC in the atrium of the Department of Transp (more...)



1080. Dec 03, 2012
Make your holiday Tanka with 10% off our gourmet gift baskets
Mark A. Tilsen, Sr., President, Native American Natural Foods
We're offering our Tanka Gourmet Gift Baskets at 10% OFF with FREE SHIPPING, just in time for the holidays.

Each of our 8 gourmet baskets offers something different for that special someone -- all-natural bison and cranberry Tanka Bars, Bites and Sticks; Tanka Blend coffee; a Tanka logo ball cap; traditional Lakota art work; and a host of other goodies (more...)



1081. Nov 30, 2012
New York's Miss Liberty sports Tanka T-shirt during fitness training
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Kieran Sequoia is an official contestant for Miss NY/USA 2013 and happens to be a big fan of Tanka Bar .

We sent her a few items to jump start her journey and have followed her progress. Here she is pictured with her trainer, (more...)



1083. Nov 29, 2012
Tanka buffalo meets Turkey Day in Minneapolis
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing


Turkey Day was all about Tanka last week in Minneapolis, MN.

Our president Mark Tilsen and his son Mark Kenneth Tilsen set out Tanka Bar and Tanka Wild Sticks samples in the REI booth at Lifetime Fitn (more...)



1085. Nov 27, 2012
Student and entrepreneur stops by headquarters to film documentary
the Tanka team


Nicholas Weiland, an anthropology major at the University of South Dakota, visited our headquarters in Kyle, SD, and interviewed our CEO, Karlene Hunter. He is currently shooting a documentary for a class on society and animals (more...)



1087. Nov 22, 2012
Tanka team enjoys dinner together and giving thanks
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our team gathered together before the Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed a non-traditional dinner at the office. Highlights were potato salad and homemade pie.


Tonya Hunter, Production Manager/Direct Mail, holds baby Kaia next to CEO Karlene Hunter (more...)



1089. Nov 20, 2012
Pe'Sla: A story of sacred land with a price
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
A 1,900-acre section of land in the center of the Black Hills in South Dakota has captured the world's attention recently.

Called Pe'Sla, the land is a sacred site to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes of the Great Sioux Nation (more...)



1090. Nov 20, 2012
Vote for Tanka in Paleo Magazine's Best of 2012
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We are pleased to announce that Tanka Bar has been nominated for Best Paleo Product under the meat category at Paleo Magazine . Look for us further down on the page under Paleo Product - Food, Meat (more...)



1091. Nov 19, 2012
Tanka connects with Native businesses and leaders at first RES Oklahoma
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Tanka was proud to be part of the Intertribal Agricultural Council's booth for RES Oklahoma at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa last week.


Members of the NCAIED board cut the ribbon introducing the RES OK Procurement & Business Expo (more...)



1092. Nov 19, 2012
Bison Dilemma: Native American Natural Foods responds to rising food costs
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
The cost of food is one global topic on the forefront of conversation this year as reports have stated a steady rise in prices, and Native American Natural Foods has not been immune to its impact.

Lauren Davidson of the Atlanta Journal Constitution recently wrote, " (more...)



1093. Nov 14, 2012
Gluten-free fair at Natural Grocers brings together friends and food
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
I had a great time working the gluten-free fair at Natural Grocers this weekend in Dallas. One of the biggest challenges doing live Tanka demos is trying not to eat all the samples. It's so tempting! Luckily the fair had a diverse mix of tasty gluten-free treats to try to offset my Tanka snacking (more...)



1094. Nov 06, 2012
Wisconsin Lutheran Ministry stops by Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
We are grateful to receive visits at our headquarters in Kyle, SD, from people all over the world.

Our company is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and travelers from diverse backgrounds and professions come to our home to learn more about the Lakota people and our history (more...)



1095. Nov 06, 2012
Tanka Bar top choice for search and rescue trainer
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We received this great photo from our Facebook fan, Laura Carmody, this morning.

She trains and volunteers for her local Search and Rescue team in California and wrote that Tanka Bars are her "go-to protein" during her work (more...)



1096. Nov 05, 2012
New movie theater in Kyle, SD, gives Hollywood a permanent home on the reservation
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation opened its first movie theater last Friday.

Nunpa Theater (Nunpa means two in the Lakota language) has been a long-time dream in the making. Angel Reddest opened the theater with her mom, Monna Patton, with a loan from the South Dakota Office of Economic Development (more...)



1097. Nov 05, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for October
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
10.03.12 Spicy! By Margaret from El Sobrante

I would love to be able to eat these on a regular basis and support such a wonderful real food alternative to fast food, but cannot handle even the original flavor because of the red pepper (more...)



1098. Oct 30, 2012
Strategy meeting brings Tanka team together at headquarters
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Photos by Linda Crider

The Tanka team gathered this month with our broker partners Natural Specialty Sales for our end of the year strategy meeting in Kyle, SD -- home of our Tanka headquarters. NSS vice-presidents Chris Mathewson and Dave Colemere came up from Colorado for the meeting (more...)



1099. Oct 24, 2012
Russell Means: A true Itanca (leader) for all Native people
Karlene Hunter, CEO, Native American Natural Foods
Our condolences, prayers and hearts go out to the Means Tiospaye (family). Russell Means entered his journey to the spirit world on Oct. 22, and we pray for his family that was left behind.


Cars in procession for Russell Mean (more...)



1100. Oct 23, 2012
Tanka Bar is all in the family at headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our team always loves when our extended Tanka family stops by to see us at our headquarters in Kyle, SD.

We recently received a friendly visit from JoAnn and Jim BadWound -- our business manager Dawn Sherman's parents (more...)