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1101. 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...)



1103. 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...)



1104. 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...)



1105. 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...)



1107. 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...)



1108. 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...)



1109. 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...)



1111. 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...)



1114. 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...)



1116. 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...)



1117. 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...)



1119. 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...)



1121. 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...)



1123. 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...)



1124. 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...)



1126. 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...)



1128. 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...)



1129. 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...)



1130. 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...)



1132. 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...)



1133. 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...)



1134. 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...)



1136. 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...)



1138. 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...)



1140. 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...)



1142. 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...)



1143. 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...)



1144. 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...)



1145. 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...)



1146. 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...)



1147. 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...)



1148. 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...)



1149. 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...)



1150. 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...)



1151. 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...)



1152. 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...)



1153. 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...)



1154. 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...)



1155. 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...)



1157. 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...)



1158. 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...)



1159. 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...)



1160. 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...)



1161. 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...)



1162. 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...)



1163. 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...)



1165. 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...)



1166. 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...)



1167. 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...)



1169. 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...)



1170. 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...)



1171. 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...)



1172. 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...)



1173. 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...)



1174. 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...)



1175. 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...)



1176. 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...)



1177. 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...)



1178. 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...)



1179. 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...)



1180. 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...)



1181. 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...)



1182. 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...)



1183. 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...)



1184. 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...)



1185. 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...)



1186. 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...)



1187. 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...)



1188. 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...)



1189. 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...)



1190. 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...)



1191. 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...)



1192. 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...)



1193. 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...)



1194. 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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1195. 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...)



1196. 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...)



1197. 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...)



1198. 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...)



1199. 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...)



1200. 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...)