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1101. 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...)



1102. Oct 16, 2012
'Manifest Destiny' Gap T-shirt causes uproar in Native community
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

Social media and news buzz across Indian Country, including our headquarters, was ablaze this week when it was reported that clothing retailer, The Gap, began selling the following T-shirt.



For the Indigenous community, the slogan is interchangeable with approving the destruction of their people (more...)



1103. Oct 15, 2012
Bison World magazine features the Tanka story this month
Tanka team
Bison World magazine just published an article on Tanka Bar written by our director of marketing and communications, Linda Crider.

The National Bison Association produces the quarterly magazine and is an incentive to members (more...)



1105. Oct 12, 2012
St. Augustine history buff and friend stops by headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
A few years back, Casey Leydon worked to add Tanka Bar to this cartoon picture map of St. Augustine, FL. That area of Florida is considered Timucua Territory by some of the locals. Being one of the last of the T (more...)



1106. Oct 04, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for September
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
09.04.12 Tanka Very Much By Michael from West Palm Beach

I tried three different companies to find Paleo-acceptable snacks. Tanka is the only one I am reordering from!!!!

09.05.12 We love Tanka bars (more...)



1107. Oct 02, 2012
Miss New York/USA hopeful: 'Tanka Bars have been a life saver'
Kieran Sequoia, Miss Liberty for Miss NY 2013

NOTE: Kieran Sequoia is an official contestant for Miss NY/USA 2013 and of Cheyenne Indian decent.

My name is Kieran Sequoia and I am currently competing for the title of Miss NY/USA.

I have been in the entertainment industry (film/TV/radio/stage) since I was a child and, although I have never previously competed in a beauty pageant, I feel that I have a background that provides a strong foundation for competition and gives me a leg-up in public speaking and community organization (more...)



1108. Oct 01, 2012
Tanka fuels up on Coffee Fest Seattle, expands market
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

Our Tanka team recently attended Coffee Fest in Seattle, WA. The event, which started in 1992, is geared specifically for businesses involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products.

Tanka is now taking coffee shops by stor (more...)



1109. Sep 28, 2012
A little bit of Germany comes to Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Travel Beyond Charity Tour stopped by our headquarters in Kyle, SD, this week.

Dr. Dirk Rohrbach leads the group and this is his third visit. It is always pleasant to see him and meet his new group (more...)



1110. Sep 24, 2012
South Dakota fan shares his Alaskan adventure with Tanka
Peter Nelson, Tanka fan
I live in Kyle, SD, where my fiancee is a middle school science teacher. I grew up in South Dakota and heard of Tanka Bar while living out of state. When I returned to SD to live in Kyle, I was pleasantly surprised to see Tanka Bar's corporate office right on the edge of town (more...)



1111. Sep 18, 2012
Tanka team's Paloma wrangles a stray buffalo
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

The newest member to the Tanka family, Paloma, our president Mark Tilsen's granddaughter, had a wonderful time atop this buffalo. Almost as if she is ready to take the company head on already!

She and her family enjoyed a day out recently at the Storybook Island Fairytale Fundraiser Festival in Rapid City, SD (more...)



1113. Sep 12, 2012
Tanka's Top Customer Comments for August
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
08.03.12 Tanka Bar By Mark from Vado

I bought one while on the road passing through Kadoka S.D. I ate it later while doing some field work. They're great! Very tasty.

08.03.12 Tanka Dogs By Corrine Spencer

Finally a good-tasting, healthy hot-dog! Really enjoy them and keep them in the freezer for a quick meal (more...)



1114. Sep 11, 2012
Now coffee and Tanka Bars are officially good together
Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods
Tanka has a new distributor -- Barista Pro Shop is a premium supplier to coffee shops across the country with warehouses in Colorado and Massachusetts.

We recently stopped by their headquarters in Loveland, CO, for a Meet the Producers open house event (more...)



1115. Sep 04, 2012
Tanka is flying off the shelves at Natural Grocers in Austin
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our Tanka president Mark Tilsen sent this photo from Natural Grocers in Austin, TX . It appears that they can't keep Tanka Bars on the shelves! Not to worry as we are quite sure the boxes will be filled in no time (more...)



1117. Aug 27, 2012
Award-winning filmmakers stop by Tanka headquarters
Mark A. Tilsen, Sr., President, Native American Natural Foods
Film producer Haskell Wexler recently visited the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of our headquarters, along with journalist and filmmaker Kevin McKiernan .

The team is shooting a sequel to Kevin's 1990 Frontline documentary The Spi (more...)



1118. Aug 20, 2012
Tanka team shares photos from the Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard Law
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
The Tanka team stayed pretty busy at our booth at the recent Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard Law but we took a few moments to snap some photos.

Some of our fans stopped by as well as a few of our Twitter followers and it was nice to meet them face to face along with chatting with people all over the world (more...)



1119. Aug 13, 2012
Ancestral Health Symposium: The good, the bad and what was missing
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Tanka Bar President Mark Tilsen and I spent last week at the annual Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard Law School in Boston, MA. The event is geared to continuing the discussion of living an ancestral life (more...)



1120. Aug 07, 2012
Tanka team shares business experience with Oglala Lakota College Center students
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
This week Karlene Hunter, CEO of Tanka Bar, taught at the Oglala Lakota College Center's job readiness training program.

I gave a brief presentation at the college on what I do and how we use a large social media presence to market Tanka Bar (more...)



1121. Aug 07, 2012
Annual convention proves to be a great "meat" and greet for Tanka president
the Tanka Team, photos by Mark Tilsen
Tanka president Mark Tilsen recently attended the 73rd American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers' Exhibition in St. Paul, MN. It is North America's largest meat trade organization and includes more than 1,300 medium-sized and smaller meat, poultry and food businesses (more...)



1122. Aug 03, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for July
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
07.02.12 Shipping By Pah-tu from Seattle
Wish shipping over a hundred were free. This is going to a traditional canoe pull. Thanks for the good food. Have not tried the summer sausage yet, but look forward to it (more...)



1123. Aug 02, 2012
New Orleans heads back to school with Tanka
Jenice Johnson, story, and Patrick Jones, photo
We were very pleased to receive this photo today from Patrick Jones of Whole Foods Market - Arabella Station in New Orleans, LA.

The store set out Tanka samples for their back-to-school event serving three colleges walking distance from the location (more...)



1124. Jul 25, 2012
Growing up Tanka
Jenice Johnson, story, and Jess Millsap, photo
Sometimes our biggest fans come in small packages. Jess Millsap, who tweets under @CrunchyHotMama on Twitter, sent us this photo of her daughter Emma devouring a Tanka Bar.

The two were doing some shopping at Natural Grocers in Dallas and little Emma couldn't wait until she got home to eat her favorite, healthy snack (more...)



1125. Jul 13, 2012
Tanka a household name at Independent Natural Food Retailers Association Buyer Conference
Jenice Johnson, story, and Mark Kenneth Tilsen, Jr., photos
Our Tanka team member Mark Kenneth Tilsen, Jr. represented the company at the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association Buyer Conference this week in Minneapolis, MN.

INFRA is cooperative owned and governed by natural and organic food retailers of all sizes working together increase awareness in the industry (more...)



1126. Jul 06, 2012
Lakota Mission Team stops by to learn about the Tanka Bar
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
My new friend Paul Speek from the Netherlands asked to bring a group of friends by the Tanka headquarters.

Most of them were from North Virgina and one from Maryland. The Lakota Mission Team has been around for the past 19 years (more...)



1127. Jul 05, 2012
Tanka a hit with Florida musician, PhD and Twitter follower
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We always really enjoy receiving photos of our fans and their Tanka stash. Steph, one of our Twitter followers who tweets under the handle @svnoyiagalisgv , sent us this photo of her recent order tankabar (more...)



1128. Jul 03, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for June
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
06.03.12 No Subject By kimberley from cumming

I love Tanka Bars. Great treat in between meals or a great pick-me-up when I am working and do not have time to stop to eat. I keep them in my purse so I always have one handy (more...)



1129. Jul 02, 2012
Tanka team member learns Portuguese, enjoys the locals in Brazil
Mark Kenneth Tilsen, Jr.
I have been having a great time in San Paulo, Brazil, for the SIAL Brazil International Food Show.

The Brazilians we meet are smart, affluent, cultured and are willing to try Tanka Bars. They like the taste and say things like, "Ehhh in Brasil, this is not common, mixing fruits and meats (more...)



1130. Jun 28, 2012
Tiny fan enjoys Tanka at Wegmans in upstate New York
Jenice Johnson, story, and Rebecca Fisher, photo
We got this great photo from our Facebook fan Rebecca Fisher. Little Gia, 5, couldn't wait to open this bag of Tanka Bites she found at Wegmans in upstate New York.

For more about Tanka products: >" target="story">Tanka Bars, Bites, Wild Stic (more...)



1131. Jun 26, 2012
Reflecting on sustainability and the buffalo at the SIAL Food Show in Brazil
Mark Kenneth Tilsen, Jr.
This is Mark Kenneth, Jr. donning the Tanka, spot-you-from-space-yellow T-shirt, once again. I have been away at the university for the past two years but I came out of retirement to attend one of the strongest economies in the world and see if we can do business here (more...)



1132. Jun 26, 2012
Tanka Bar HQ a healthy rez tour stop for Colorado students
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
A group of hungry Colorado School of Public Health students, along with their hosts and tour guides, CeCe Big Crow and Angela Sam, stopped by our Tanka Bar headquarters today on their way to lunch.

The group has been seeing the sights on the Pine Ridge Rez Tour of Health, and our HQ in Kyle was one of their stops (more...)



1133. Jun 26, 2012
Brazil gets its first taste of Tanka
the Tanka Team, story, and Mark Kenneth Tilsen, photos
Tanka team member Mark K. Tilsen is currently in Sao Paulo, Brazil representing the company at the first SIAL Brazil International Food Show. He joins more than 1,000 exhibitors at the show, which will be hosting more than 65,000 attendees (more...)



1134. Jun 25, 2012
Re-Member refuels with Tanka Bar
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
The Re-Member group is a helpful group of people that come to a work retreat and do minor fixes around the Pine Ridge Reservation. A handful of them took time to refuel some energy by picking up Tanka Bars at our headquarters (more...)



1135. Jun 22, 2012
Tanka team reports another successful year at Summer Fancy Foods Show
Linda Crider, story, and Mark Tilsen and Danaj Edmond, photos
Tanka products were showcased along with 180,000 other products at the Summer Fancy Food Show this week in Washington, D.C. The Native American Natural Foods team joined 2,250 other exhibitors of gourmet and specialty foods at the annual show which is billed as North America's Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event (more...)



1136. Jun 21, 2012
Church of the Brethren youth work camp stops by the Tanka HQ
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Young volunteers from Church of the Brethren have been working on projects on our Pine Ridge Reservation this week.

They took a break from their heavy work week recently to try a Tanka Wild Stick to get some energy back (more...)



1137. Jun 19, 2012
Tanka president - aka Dorky Geezer - explores The Boundary Waters
Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods
After taking a three-year hiatus from my annual spring fishing trip with my son, Nick, nephew and close friends, on my 56th birthday we recently headed out to The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (more...)



1138. Jun 19, 2012
Grand opening of Arbor Trails Whole Foods Market welcomes Tanka Bar
Jenice Johnson, story, and Tori Sherman and @understandblue, photos

In a rare event, we received two photos today of the same, expansive Tanka display at our newest Whole Foods Market location -- Arbor Trails in South Austin, TX.

The top photo comes from Tori Sherman with our sales management team at IGNITE (more...)



1139. Jun 18, 2012
Tanka brews up some new business at Coffee Fest Chicago 2012
Linda Crider, story and photos
The Tanka crew and the team from Allied Resources (our new brokers to the specialty coffee industry) joined to exhibit Tanka products at Coffee Fest 2012 at Navy Pier in Chicago on June 8-10.

The Fest brings together retailers, distributors and manufacturers in the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry to try new products and participate in educational seminars about the industry (more...)



1140. Jun 18, 2012
Tanka Bar is the snack of choice among NYC black belts
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Thanks to our Facebook friend Brandall Suyenobu for sharing this image of his team, black belt and his winning snack -- Tanka. The photo was taken at a recent black belt promotion testing at the World Seido Karate Organization headquarters in New York City (more...)



1141. Jun 13, 2012
Indiana friends visit Tanka HQ during trip to help Pine Ridge folks
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our new friends, David and Pamela McCoy from McCoy Herbs and Crafts, Nashville, IN, make time during the summer to visit Pine Ridge Reservation with Nape Nasi Ministries, and they stopped in recently to visit us at Tanka Headquarters (more...)



1142. Jun 07, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for June
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
This monthly feature highlights the top 10 comments from the previous month that made us proud, made us laugh, smile or touched our hearts. Please read on and feel free to leave comments of your own. Pilamaya (Thank you)

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1143. Jun 05, 2012
Tanka spotting at San Antonio Whole Foods Market
Jenice Johnson, story, and Emily Tilsen, photo
Emily Tilsen, a relative to our president Mark Tilsen, took a recent trip and stocked up on Tanka Bars at a Whole Foods in San Antonio, TX.

She sent this photo of her kids holding up their road trip snacks to our Twitter site (more...)



1144. Jun 04, 2012
Colorado: Find Tanka at the Chief Niwot Exhibit at the Boulder History Museum
Jenice Johnson, story, and Elicia Goodsoldier, photo
A big thanks to our Facebook friend Elicia Goodsoldier for sending this photo of our Tanka Wild Sticks at the Boulder History Museum in Boulder, CO. Elicia found this display at the Chief Niwot Exhibit (more...)



1145. Jun 01, 2012
Adventures in dragonflies: Tanka fuels search for winged beauties
Jenice Johnson, story, and John Saffer, photos
Our friend John Shaffer had the opportunity to go on his first Ode Hunt this week. According to the website odesforbeginners , Ode is a colloquial term short for odonate, an insect of the order Odonate and is commonly used by enthusiasts to refer to a damselfly or a dragonfly (more...)



1146. May 29, 2012
Find Tanka at Moscow Food Co-op in Idaho
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our friend Courtney Flatt, a journalist in Washington state, recently stopped by Moscow Food Co-op in Moscow, ID, and found our display. Courtney visited the co-op on one of her many travels reporting for EarthFix (more...)



1147. May 25, 2012
Tanka team captures rainbow at headquarters
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our marketing specialist Jason Stover took this photo from our headquarters in Kyle, SD. It has been quite a rainy, gloomy-weather week but this rainbow appeared and Jason couldn't resist snapping the image (more...)



1148. May 22, 2012
Tanka fan shares photos of annular solar eclipse over Colorado skies
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our regular contributor and Tanka fan, David Brown Eyes , shared his photos he took of this past weekend's annular solar eclipse. He shot the images at Daniel's Park, just south of Denver, CO and said the sky was pretty cloudy (more...)



1150. May 21, 2012
Tanka now at Whole Foods Market in San Antonio, TX
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Tori Sherman with our sales management team at IGNITE recently shared this photo of a Tanka display located at Whole Foods Alamo Quarry in San Antonio, TX. Look for it near the checkout counters (more...)



1151. May 15, 2012
Tanka winnings spark food blogger's imagination
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
When we asked Katherine of the foodie blog Give Peas A Chance to send a photo of herself with the Tanka Wild Sticks she won from a recent Facebook contest, we didn't quite expect to see a dragon.

She wrote to us that the dragon represented what she looked (more...)



1152. May 14, 2012
Tanka fan reaches goal to fit into a Tanka T-shirt by following the paleo diet
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
David Brown Eyes, one of our favorite Tanka fans, now fits into one of our 2X T-shirts after we first reported his decision to go on a weight-loss journey . Among gaining better health and nutrition, it was one of David's goals to finally be able to wear a Tanka shirt (more...)



1153. May 08, 2012
Native diabetes program in Milwaukee uses sustainable garden to promote health
Jennifer Casey, RD, CD with Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center



Tanka Bar recently donated products to the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center's (GLIIHC) Diabetes Program Garden Project in Milwaukee, WI. At a recent Health & Garden Workshop hosted by the Native American Student Movement and GLIIHC, students made newspaper seedling pots, signed up for the garden club, learned about the health benefits of gardening, and enjoyed the Tanka Ba (more...)



1154. May 07, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for April
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
04.04.12 Thank you By John from San Clemente

Thanks for making non gmo, gluten free healthy snacks!

Cheers,

John

04.06.12 Tanka Bar By Anna from Bozeman

I was surprised how sweet the Tanka Bar was--I'm assuming from the cranberries (more...)



1155. May 04, 2012
Tanka crew comes to the rescue of fans from Idaho
Jenice Johnson, story, and Tonya Hunter, photos



We always enjoy getting visitors to our headquarters in Kyle, SD. This week Tanka fans Del Field and Sandi Gillan from Pocatello, ID, stopped by but got stuck in the mud. Our production manager Tonya Hunter said they practically lost their bumper (more...)



1157. Apr 30, 2012
Lakota Sioux artist's work makes "the connection that we are all equal"
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
For Richard Red Owl, a 72-year-old self-taught Lakota Sioux artist, learning about his culture helped shape the professional art he creates today.

As a child growing up in Nebraska, Mr. Red Owl doodled spaceships and little cartoons (more...)



1158. Apr 26, 2012
Forceful South Dakota winds destroy Tanka Bar billboard
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
It gets pretty windy out here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. So windy that our billboard broke and blew down recently at our headquarters in Kyle, SD, because of it.

Luckily our friends Myles Janis and Brendon Albers came to our aid and used industrial cedar posts to repair the sign (more...)



1159. Apr 24, 2012
Youngest Tanka staffer makes an appearance
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

This is our newest team member, Paloma. She is the granddaughter of our president, Mark Tilsen. Her mother, Kimberly, shot this photo of her and wrote:

"Tanka Bar's new packaging is so easy to open even a baby can do it! New Tanka Bar baby Paloma Brave Heart enjoying her afternoon snack (more...)



1160. Apr 19, 2012
Tanka Fit walking club taking steps to better health and wellness
Jenice Johnson, story, and Tonya Hunter, photos

Randi Hunter begins her walk with the Tanka Fit walking club.

In keeping with the Tanka Bar mission, our staff is making strides to better health with a new TankaFit walking club. Like most Americans, many of our team are faced with their own health challenges and are working on improving wellness (more...)



1161. Apr 17, 2012
Illinois: Find Tanka at Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our wonderful Twitter friend Jolene Sugarbaker from @JolenesTrailer posted this photo of our products at Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site in Collinsville, IL. The historic site sells Tanka in its gift shop (more...)



1162. Apr 16, 2012
North Carolina Twitter fan strikes a Spicy Tanka pose
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We received this photo from one of our Twitter followers and we loved it so much we had to share. Thanks @Cuzz_imJesus for sharing your Tanka support!

For more about Tanka products: >" target="story">Tanka Bars, Bites, Wild Sticks and Dogs

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1163. Apr 16, 2012
Tanka staff enjoys special visit from local parks and rec team
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our Tanka team welcomed the Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority recently and our CEO Karlene Hunter and president, Mark Tilsen, gave a tour. Featured in the photo to the left is Gerard Baker, interim director of the authority (more...)



1164. Apr 13, 2012
13 Tips for Fighting Diabetes Burnout
By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to Lifescript
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, American Indian and Alaska Native adults are 2.3 times as likely as white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes (more...)



1165. Apr 12, 2012
Tanka friends stop by from Pennsylvania, donates to reservation schools
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our Tanka Facebook friend Terry Vosburgh from Southeastern Pennsylvania was on a journey to our reservation today.

She wanted to help the people here firsthand and brought donations of text books, clothing and sports equipment (more...)



1166. Apr 10, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for March
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
03.01.12 Fantastic for martial artists and other athletes By Tony from Durham

Perfect blend of protein and simple carbohydrates to snack on before and after a workout or sparring session. My whole training group loves them (more...)



1167. Apr 06, 2012
Easter Bunny hops by Tanka headquarters just in time for the holiday
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Brandon Ferguson, a student at Oglala Lakota College, brings the joy of Easter to children and elders on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He and his team rounded up sponsors and donors for the event, including Native American Natural Foods (more...)



1168. Apr 05, 2012
Tanka fan shares scenes from Denver Pow Wow
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We love it when our fans shared a glimpse into their world. Our Facebook fan, David Brown Eyes , share these photos from the recent Denver Pow Wow. Thanks so much, David, for the beautiful images.



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1169. Apr 02, 2012
Montana Tanka fans take road trip, stop by headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our new friends Dean and Mary Parry of Montana visited us at the Tanka Bar office on their way back from Sioux Falls, SD, Friday. They took in the sights, hoped to see some buffalo on the way and said they wanted to enjoy the Tanka Bar's buffalo and cranberry goodness (more...)



1171. Mar 29, 2012
St. Cloud State University students visit Tanka Bar headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our new friends from St. Cloud State University, which is located in St. Cloud, MN, stopped by for a visit this week. They just finished their tour of the Heritage Center at the Oglala Lakota College (more...)



1172. Mar 28, 2012
Paleo f(x) in Austin, TX, brings community together
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
I recently came back from the Paleo f(x): Ancestral Momentum - Theory to Practice Symposium in Austin, TX -- a convention featuring the leaders of the paleo lifestyle and opportunities to learn ways to be more fit (more...)



1173. Mar 28, 2012
Find Tanka Bar products at Harmons Grocery Stores in Salt Lake City, UT
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our manufacturing partner, Kevin Western, recently shared this photo his brother took of a Tanka display. It is located at Harmons Grocery in Salt Lake City, UT. There are several locations throughout Utah for you to satisfy your Tanka fix (more...)



1174. Mar 26, 2012
Bald eagle takes flight over Washington state sky
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our friend Grandpaw Richard can be found around Washington state snapping photos of scenery, wildlife and community. This week he sent us a batch of phenomenal images of birds of prey including this bald eagle in flight and landing on a nearby tree (more...)



1176. Mar 22, 2012
Tanka team wishes warm birthday wishes to operations manager
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Today is Karlene Janis' birthday and the team took time out to celebrate. Karlene is our operations manager at Tanka Bar and has been with with us since 2007. Read more about her on our leadership page (more...)



1178. Mar 21, 2012
United Tribes Technical College stops by Tanka Bar headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our friends from United Tribes Technical College in Bismark, ND, stopped by to try our Tanka Bars and Tanka Wild Sticks this week -- Kathlene Thurman, business administration/management department chair, and Monte Schaff, the Online Outreach Training director for the Educational Outreach Program (more...)



1179. Mar 20, 2012
Tanka team makes friends and new connections at Expo West
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our Tanka team including our president Mark Tilsen; director of marketing and communications, Linda Crider and sales specialist, Eugene Stover, traveled to Anaheim, CA, recently for Natural Products Expo West (more...)



1181. Mar 12, 2012
Gluten-free fair at Natural Grocers in Dallas brings in new Tanka fans
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our retailer partner Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in Dallas, TX, hosted a gluten-free fair this past weekend and invited Tanka Bar out to do a live tasting.

While we were there we talked to foodies who already loved the product and made connections with new fans after they tried our Tanka Bars for the first time (more...)



1183. Mar 12, 2012
Navajo band from New Mexico works to bring positivity to Native community
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Here at Tanka we know we have a very diverse audience that we connect with via Facebook , Twitter and MySpace every day -- some of which are musicians. We thought it would be great to periodically highlight our fans in music (more...)



1184. Mar 08, 2012
Tanka Bar's Native employment success highlighted on Black Hills FOX News
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
KEVN-TV of Rapid City, SD, featured Tanka Bar on their evening news this week. The story touted the company's success at giving Native people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation employment opportunities (more...)



1186. Mar 06, 2012
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for February
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
02.14.12 Tanka Bars By Sandra from Elkton

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Tanka Bars

02.14.12 Tanka Bar By Guest from Overland Park

We love your Tanka Bars. They are great tasting, healthy and very satisfying (more...)



1187. Mar 05, 2012
KEVN-TV of Rapid City, SD, to report on Tanka Bar tonight
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Rapid City, SD, television network KEVN-TV is featuring Tanka Bar in a five-minute story at 6 p.m. MT tonight and a full feature at 11 p.m. MT. Reporter Al VanZee came out to the Tanka headquarters to interview our staff and leadership team (more...)



1188. Mar 02, 2012
Tanka Bar team shares photos from RES 2012, meets pro golfer Notah Begay
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our leadership team has been in Las Vegas, NV, this week for Res 2012 : Reservation Economic Summit and American Indian Business Trade Fair. According to their mission statement RES is "the premier American Indian economic and business development conference in the nation (more...)



1189. Mar 01, 2012
Tanka Bars prominent in Kansas City, MO, Price Choppers store
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our president, Mark Tilsen, sent us this photo of our Tanka Bar display at Price Choppers in Kansas City, MO. Price Choppers works with several programs in the community to benefit schools and work to end hunger (more...)



1190. Feb 28, 2012
Video: Fan loses 40 pounds eating Tanka for breakfast
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Our team is currently at Res 2012 : Reservation Economic Summit and American Indian Business Trade Fair in Las Vegas, NV.

Marketing and communications director Linda Crider took the quick video above of Gavin Clarkson, a Tanka fan who said he lost 40 pounds eating a Tanka Bar a day for breakfast! (more...)



1192. Feb 27, 2012
Tanka friends from Wisconsin visit team at headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
David Fleming and manager Star Ames, on business for LaPointe Financial Incorporated , a Native Community Development Financial Institution, stopped by Tanka headquarters last week. They had a mentor meeting in downtown Kyle at Lakota Funds (more...)



1193. Feb 22, 2012
Tanka president shares experience with Black Hills American Advertising Federation
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods, addressed the members of the Black Hills American Advertising Federation at their monthly luncheon yesterday.

Mr. Tilsen discussed how Native American Natural Foods has relied on earned media, website publishing and social media to grow its Tanka brand (more...)



1194. Feb 20, 2012
Oldie but goodie: Out of town visitors show support at Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist


Looking through our photo archives today, we came across these photos and wanted to share them with you. After seeing us in a segment featured in the " Hidden America " story on ABC's "20/2 (more...)



1195. Feb 16, 2012
Future Tanka Bar representative visits headquarters to check for quality
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
We had a very important visit today at Tanka Bar headquarters. Our operations manager Karlene Janis' three-year-old grandson Bradley stopped by and enjoyed a Tanka Bar with us.

He's a pretty cute fellow and was a little fast at tearing into his Tanka Bar and I missed the shot just when he did (more...)



1196. Feb 15, 2012
New York doctor of education and author stops by Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Tanka Bar fan, Dr. John O. Hunter of Hornell, NY, stopped by the Tanka headquarters today to grab a box of Tanka Wild Sticks and to visit with our staff.

He has a passion for the history of Crazy Horse, the effort of restoring the buffalo, Wars of the 1800s and the Wounded Knee Massacre (more...)



1197. Feb 14, 2012
David Brown Eyes 30 pounds closer to goal to fit in Tanka T-shirt
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
David Brown Eyes, one of our favorite Tanka fans, is now 30 pounds lighter since we last reported his decision to go on a weight-loss journey . His goal is to fit into a 2X Tanka Bar T-shirt.

"The diet has not been all that bad," he writes on (more...)



1198. Feb 14, 2012
The Associated Press: SD snack maker expects growth with Whole Foods
Kristi Eaton
The Associated Press writer Kristi Eaton wrote about Native American Natural Foods product, the Tanka Bar, and approval into Whole Foods Market locations nationwide. Please note, although approved nationwide, not every Whole Foods sells Tanka products yet and it is up to each store to carry them (more...)



1200. Feb 09, 2012
Tanka Healthy Tips
the Tanka Team
This is a collection of what seems to us to be good, solid tips for a healthy lifestyle. We will add to it on occasion, and if you have any good tips you'd like to add, please post them below in our comments section (more...)