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1501. Nov 02, 2010
Check out the flyer: Tanka on sale at Clark's Nutrition & Natural Foods through November
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager


For information and store locations:
clarksnutrition.com (more...)



1502. Nov 02, 2010
New, more fiery package for Tanka Bites
Jenice Johnson, Marketing Manager
Having trouble seeing the difference between the Tanka Bites Traditional and the Tanka Bites Spicy Pepper Blend? Well now the Tanka Bites Spicy Pepper Blend is in a red-hot new package. Both are still featured in a resealable bag and just as yummy, but now you can really see difference (more...)



1503. Nov 02, 2010
Tanka Wild now in split top
Jenice Johnson, Marketing Manager
YAY!!! Tanka Wild is now available in split top as a result of YOUR feedback! Now you can get to your Tanka a lot faster when you are on the go! (more...)



1504. Oct 30, 2010
Treat or Treat
Peter Wynne
A Tanka Halloween. Check me out on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000200341632&v=wall (more...)



1505. Oct 29, 2010
Enjoy Tanka while you learn about native languages
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Facebook friend Gary McCone, president of the National Museum of Language in College Park, MD, let us know that he is going to be passing out Tanka Bars on Oct. 31 during the museum's program on revitalizing Native American languages (more...)



1506. Oct 29, 2010
Need a little meat on your bones?
Twitter friend Judy @WSCreations
Thanks to Twitter friend Judy over at @WSCreations for posting this photo to give us a laugh for Halloween. Along with being a bit of a comedian, Judy is also an artist. See more of her work at WellspringCreations (more...)



1507. Oct 28, 2010
Tanka helps paleo diet blogger survive meeting
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Melissa McEwen, a New York City paleo diet blogger and co-organizer for NYC's Eating Paleo in NYC Meetup Group, wrote about eating Tanka Bars to get through the day when you are short on time. Often called the caveman or primal diet, paleo is based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals consumed during the Paleolithic period (more...)



1508. Oct 26, 2010
Yes, we are in Sprouts!
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
We have heard throughout our Twitter and Facebook pages that some of you are having a hard time finding us in your local Sprouts. We are there, but at a few of the checkout registers. You may have to seek us out, but we are there (more...)



1509. Oct 25, 2010
Grizzly bear devours jack-o-lantern
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Big thanks to Tanka Bar Facebook friend Lozen Brownbear for letting us post this photo just in time for Halloween. She is an artist who carves pumpkins every year for her family. She said she uses an electric saw with a little saw bit which makes carving easier (more...)



1510. Oct 22, 2010
Eagle soars over Skagit Valley in Washington
Dick Raymond, photos

Lakota Archery pro Dick Raymond contributes occasional stories and photos at TankaBar.com. Dick, who writes under the pen name Grandpaw Richard, lives in Washington state.


You can contact Grandpaw Richard at DickRaymond@TankaBar (more...)



1511. Oct 21, 2010
Why Diabetes is Riskier for Women
Jennifer Oldham, 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...)



1512. Oct 20, 2010
The Nutritionist Reviews: 'Nice and filling'
Amanda Hernandez
Amanda Hernandez from The Nutritionist Reviews, a blog featuring a combination of nutrition, family and product giveaways, posted a review of our >
" target="story">Tanka Bites and Tanka Wild snack sticks (more...)



1513. Oct 19, 2010
Native advice shapes high-tech displays at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
NOTE: The National Museum of the American Indian is a Tanka retail partner and offers Tanka products in all of its gift shops and cafes.

Anchorage -- A landmark exhibition of 600 Alaska Native objects loaned by the Smithsonian Institution uses new technology in everything from display cases to interactive computer panels to make the objects more accessible to museum visitors (more...)



1514. Oct 19, 2010
Wild Rice: From the canoe to your plate
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
For Greg Bellanger, what makes wild rice special is the effort that goes into harvesting it.

Just take a look at any videos online that feature "ricing" and you can see the exertion that goes into gathering this aquatic grass seed from its watery habitat (more...)



1515. Oct 18, 2010
Tanka Facebook friend hits Health Hut
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
We posted about a Tanka tasting at the Health Hut in Wisconsin recently and received a very elated response from our Facebook friend, Akasha. Only 45 minutes later she informed us that she stocked up!

Akasha wrote:

"The first thing I asked when I walked in was 'where are your Tanka Bars?' It was a great selection (more...)



1516. Oct 15, 2010
Norcalsc.com: 'Delicious, portable snack'
Katie DeLuca
Katie DeLuca, a personal trainer who writes about fitness and nutrition, published a review of >" target="story">Tanka Bars on norcalsc.com. The site focuses on healthy living and features personal trainers who share fitness and training strategies (more...)



1517. Oct 13, 2010
Shoppers at Sunflower Farmers Market in Albuquerque dig Tanka
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
We are being absolutely devoured at Sunflower Farmers Market on Corrales Road in Albuquerque, NM! Thanks goes to Tanka Facebook friend Shirley LaCourse for the photo! This spinner looks like it's been whirled around a few times (more...)



1518. Oct 13, 2010
Can't wait to open my Tanka Bar!
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Our Facebook friend Bobby posted this photo on our FAN PAGE this week. It's the perfect picture that shows what happens when you can't get enough Tanka: you almost forget to open the wrapper first! Bobby also tells us he likes >" target="story">TANKA BAR first thing in the morning with a bi (more...)



1519. Oct 12, 2010
A day in the life of Skagit River in Washington
Dick Raymond, photos

Lakota Archery pro Dick Raymond contributes occasional stories and photos at TankaBar.com. Dick, who writes under the pen name Grandpaw Richard, lives in Washington state.


You can contact Grandpaw Richard at DickRaymond@TankaBar (more...)



1520. Oct 11, 2010
Tanka spices up Native Foods Celebration at UNC
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
The American Indian Center at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill recently hosted a celebration of native foods which featured our Tanka products. Attendees sampled other native treats including pumpkin, wild rice, succotash, quinoa, corn and dried berries (more...)



1521. Oct 07, 2010
South Unit of Badlands National Park likely to become America's first Tribal National Park
Bob Janiskee, National Parks Traveler contributor
Excerpt from 'National Parks Traveler':

"Pending the results of management plan vetting currently under way, the National Park Service is primed to turn the South Unit of Badlands National Park over to the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) for management as America's first tribal national pa (more...)



1522. Oct 07, 2010
Sky's the limit for Mohawk blues musician Derek Miller
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
NOTE: The National Museum of the American Indian is a Tanka retail partner and offers Tanka products in all of its gift shops and cafes.

Washington, D.C. -- Derek Miller stepped onto an international stage in early 2010, making his Gibson Firebird guitar blaze in a solo at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (more...)



1523. Oct 06, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Vitamin Plus of Lubbock
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
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...)



1524. Oct 05, 2010
Dallas' Roping Joking Cowboy tries Tanka
Chris Wynne, video and story
Lionel Bevan, also known as the Roping Joking Cowboy, tries his first Tanka Bar in this video. Hess is a regular at one of our Dallas retailers, the Green Spot Market and Fuels on Buckner Boulevard. Bevan, an entertainer who also performs at the State Fair of Texas, educates people about the consequences of damaging the planet (more...)



1525. Oct 04, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for September
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
09.02.10 I love the Tanka Bar! Bobby from Tulsa
I've been enjoying Tanka Bar for some time and now that I am working through a nutrition class have found that it is classified as a "highly suitable" food based on ingredient and nutrition facts! So, it's good for CommodKids, Rez Folk, and regulars alike (more...)



1526. Oct 01, 2010
Our contest question winner!
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
And our lucky winner is (drumroll please) Allison S.! She wins our >" target="story">Tanka Wild Combo Taster just for commenting on our latest question: "Where do you shop?" Next time it could be you (more...)



1527. Sep 30, 2010
The diabetes epidemic in Indian Country
Mark K. Tilsen
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing for Native American Natural Foods, sat down recently with Marcella Gilbert, a leading nutritionist at Whirling Thunder Wellness, based in Nebraska, for some straightforward talk about the ongoing health crisis in Indian Country (more...)



1528. Sep 30, 2010
Our new friends from Germany and Austria come to visit
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Photographer and journalist Dr. Dirk Rohrbach, who hosts a show on the Bayern 3 Radio Network in Germany, brought a group of friends and family by the Tanka headquarters for a tour and to see the sights of the reservation (more...)



1529. Sep 28, 2010
Tanka Bar hits Green Spot in Dallas, TX
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Shana Stein is a lawyer and yoga teacher in Dallas, Texas. She sent us this photo when she spotted Tanka Bars at Green Spot , a healthy convenience store near White Rock Lake. Not one to be wasteful, Green Spot uses eco-friendly cups and utensils made from corn plastic and other compostable materials and eco-friendly supplies (more...)



1530. Sep 28, 2010
Tanka Bars are big in Poland
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Our Facebook friend Certified Executive Chef John Gilbertson enjoys a Tanka Bar at the Miasta Glowny (Old Town Square), Cracau, Poland. Apparently he was approached many times to "trade" this Tanka Bar for Kielbasa, Bigos and Pierogies but he "held his ground (more...)



1531. Sep 28, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Hadley Fruit Orchards
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
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...)



1532. Sep 27, 2010
Our sales partners at Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales pay a visit
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Our great broker partners at Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales stopped by today to say hello. Lori Burns, business manager, and Heather Charles, sales representative, watched the buffalo roundup in Custer, drove by Mount Rushmore and topped their vacation off at Tanka Bar (more...)



1533. Sep 24, 2010
Dog makes buffalo fashion statement
Jenice Johnson, marketing manager
Our Facebook friend posted this photo of her dog Sunamahnitu. She calls him her "lil' man." Looks like he's not only cute but color-coordinated!

Be sure to join our fan page and post your own! (more...)



1534. Sep 24, 2010
Translating a German blog about Tanka Bar with a little help from our friends
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
Introduction
About eight or nine years ago, I went on a student exchange trip to Germany while I was attending Oglala Lakota Community Collage. There, I met some new and interesting friends, and we saw the sights and learned about Germany (more...)



1535. Sep 17, 2010
Little Wound Homecoming 2010
Jason Stover
I love the way the community comes together to show the support for the youth here. Since I have been with the Tanka Bar this is the second homecoming parade I have participated in. This year we didn't place but it was fun (more...)



1536. Sep 10, 2010
Great Smoky Mountains! Tanka bison and cranberries hanging out at Earth Fare in Tennessee!
Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales
We're so happy to have these nice shots of Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites at three Earth Fare locations in Tennessee. And we're glad that it looks like quite a few of those boxes are getting a little empty!

Earth Fare, which carries Tanka products in all of their 20 stores in five states, focuses on making healthy eating convenient (more...)



1537. Sep 10, 2010
Folks from South Dakota State Tourism stop by Tanka HQ
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos
Alex Smith and Mel Ustad from the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development stopped by Tanka Headquarters this week to meet our team and let us know about some potential grant opportunities (more...)



1538. Sep 09, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for August
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
08.02.10 No Subject By Allison from Anchorage
A friend just offered me some of your bites for the first time, and I am hooked! Wonderful! I immediately got online to order some, since I live in Alaska and I can't find them here (more...)



1539. Sep 09, 2010
Tanka's Carefully Researched and Peer-Reviewed Rez Lingo Glossary
our friends on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter
Since we get a lot of folks who want to know about reservation life, we thought it might be fun to put together a glossary of common lingo. We asked our Native friends on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter to contribute words from their tribes and communities (more...)



1540. Sep 08, 2010
We're in! Look for Tanka Bars at all Sprouts Farmers Market checkstands!
Aurora Geiogamah, Natural Specialty Sales
You might have to squint a little bit to see us, but we are mighty proud to be able to announce that Tanka Bars are now available at all 54 Sprouts Farmers Markets! You can find Tanka Bar Traditional and Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend at every checkstand (more...)



1541. Sep 07, 2010
E-Tanka Cafe's Northwestern Area Foundation Program Committee Luncheon
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos
Native American Natural Foods CEO Karlene Hunter and President Mark Tilsen Sr. welcomed a large group of visitors last week when the Northwest Area Foundation program committee met with a number of leaders from Pine Ridge Reservation at Tanka Headquarters (more...)



1542. Sep 03, 2010
Oglala Lakota College's Bravehearts have a new home court
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos
A full day of events marked the grand opening of a new multi-purpose building at Oglala Lakota College's Piya Wiconi Collage Center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The new building will serve as the home of the college basketball team, the Bravehearts (more...)



1543. Sep 01, 2010
Return to Eden is a new Tanka retailer in Atlanta
Linda Crider, Director of Marketing and Communications
One of our great Tanka friends in Georgia sent these nice shots of the Tanka displays at Return to Eden natural foods store. So nice to see our Tanka Bars at the checkout and on a great rack! The best part was that we didn't even know our products were in Return to Eden! We don't always know every store that's carrying Tanka products, so we're always thrilled to find a new one to add to our (more...)



1544. Aug 26, 2010
Profile: Cherokee rocket scientist Mary G. Ross was on the ground floor of the space race
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
NOTE: The National Museum of the American Indian is a Tanka retail partner and offers Tanka products in all of its gift shops and cafes.

Washington, D.C. -- When she was 96 years old, Mary Golda Ross asked her niece to make her something very special: the first traditional Cherokee dress that Ross, the great-great-granddaughter of renowned Chief John Ross, would ever own (more...)



1545. Aug 24, 2010
DIABETES: Shrimp Curry
dLifedotcom
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...)



1546. Aug 23, 2010
Tanka Bars now available at Pharmaca
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
We are happy to announce that Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies now offers Tanka Bars! You can find both the Traditional buffalo and cranberry flavor and our award-winning Spicy Pepper Blend at Pharmaca, which focuses on introducing people to alternative treatments and preventive medicine (more...)



1547. Aug 20, 2010
Taste of the Plains: The launch of Tanka Bar
The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, posted with permission
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1548. Aug 20, 2010
Video: Backpacker Magazine crew tests Tanka Bars and Bites in the Swiss Alps
Backpacker Magazine
When Backpacker Magazine tested Tanka Bars and Bites as part of the Editors' Choice 2010 awards, the awards committee tested our products thoroughly, including a trip through the Swiss Alps.

According to Backpacker's Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter: "The dozen or so core members of our crew hiked more than 15,000 miles this year, then finished our testing for Editors' Choice with a 100-mile route through the Swiss Alps that entailed more than 60,000 feet of elevation gain, hours of waist-deep p (more...)



1549. Aug 16, 2010
Look for the Rack 'O Tanka at all Sunflower Farmers Markets
Natural Specialty Sales, photos, and Eric Pourier, slideshow
Our great broker partners at Natural Specialty Sales (NSS) have spent the past several weeks setting up our new Tanka spinner racks at all the Sunflower Farmers Markets (called Newflower Farmers Markets in Texas) (more...)



1550. Aug 16, 2010
Tanka Bars and Bites at Whole Foods on Briarcliff in Atlanta
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Many thanks to one of our Tanka friends in Georgia for sending us this photo of a nice display of Tanka Bars and Bites in the Whole Foods Market on Briarcliff Road in Atlanta! We don't always know every store that's carrying Tanka products, so we're always thrilled to find a new one to add to our >" target="story">Store Locator (more...)



1551. Aug 11, 2010
Celiac-Disease.com: 'A great, healthier alternative to traditional beef jerky'
Kimberly Bouldin
Kimberly Bouldin, who writes about living with Celiac disease, published a review of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites and Tanka Wild on the Celiac-Disease.com website. The site is focused on providing news about Celiac disease and gluten-free diet resources (more...)



1552. Aug 11, 2010
Look for our new Tanka displays in stores soon!
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
We're pretty happy with how our new Tanka display turned out. It fits all of our buffalo-and-cranberry products in one convenient location. These should be showing up in our retail locations across the nation in the next few weeks (more...)



1553. Aug 10, 2010
Sturgis bikers trek to Tanka Headquarters
Karlene Hunter, photos, and Eric Pourier, story
A family of bikers came all the way from Gainesville, GA, to enjoy the 70th annual Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota and they rode an extra 100 miles to visit Tanka Headquarters on Saturday.

Longtime friends of Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter, Michael Accettura, Mario Accettura and Jody Kose are also big fans of Tanka products (more...)



1554. Aug 09, 2010
Major Dan and his Tanka Bites
Major Dan
We have a lot of soldiers who order Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites, so when we ran across this picture and post, it really made our day!

While traveling with Dagarwaal (Colonel) Sobhan and Jagran (Major) Akhtar to a regional Afghan National Army corps' communications conference, Major Dan writes:

"Somehow I think I'll always remember our shared dinner of my collective snack foods: trail mix, granola bars, Clif bars, beef jerky and cranberry-flavored buffalo jerky (the Tanka Bites above) (more...)



1555. Aug 05, 2010
Fan pic: 'I FINALLY saved one long enough to take a picture'
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
Bryanna BlackWolf, a (Myspace) friend, had a lot of very nice compliments about the Tanka Bar that I would like to share with everyone. She is from Arizona and gets her Tanka Bar fix from JR's Convenience Store, 1601 N (more...)



1556. Aug 05, 2010
Youth interns' car wash yields cash for trip
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corp.'s summer youth interns have plenty of motivation to get out in the community and raise money. At the end of summer, they are all taking a trip to Minneapolis, MN, with the funds they raise (more...)



1557. Aug 05, 2010
Summer Youth workers learn business, career skills
Eric Pourier, marketing specialist intern
Each summer, the nine districts of Pine Ridge Reservation have a summer work program for the youth to work at various businesses on the reservation. This is a chance for the reservation's young people to learn how businesses are run, to gain financial management skills and to explore possible career options (more...)



1558. Aug 02, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for July
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
07.02.10 Great Healthy Hiking Snack By Holly B.
Great product! Our friends in Colorado introduced us to Tankabars - we enjoyed our first one in the shadow of a snowfield in the Rockies and ordered gifts for our family (more...)



1559. Jul 27, 2010
A new record for our cafe: 20 Tanka Dogs sold in an hour!
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
Pictured above Lexxi Hunter and Dalton Buckman

The Thunder Valley-eTanka Cafe interns had their work cut out for them last week when two tour groups arrived at the same time wanting to try the Tanka Dogs (more...)



1560. Jul 16, 2010
Interns get the picture during photo editing workshop
Eric Pourier, social networking specialist intern
A group of interns from Thunder Valley Development Corp. and Native American Natural Foods gathered in the Tanka Headquarters this week for a photo editing workshop. Director of Marketing Linda Crider led the group through the basics of photo editing, composition and quality (more...)



1561. Jul 15, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Payless Foods, Freeland, WA
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
NOTE: Place cursor over photos to see captions.

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...)



1562. Jul 14, 2010
Blue skies over Red Shirt
Brian L. Brandt Photography


This photo was taken this spring at Red Shirt Table on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
The blue sky highlights the rugged land named for Oglala Lakota Chief Red Shirt.

A peace-chief, Red Shirt participated in 1870 and 1880 at two delegations in Washington (more...)



1563. Jul 14, 2010
New bus stop opens up more job opportunities to youths on Pine Ridge Reservation
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
This past year, the Oglala Sioux Transit bus system has been providing rides for customers across Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Recently, the system added a stop at the Tanka Headquarters in Kyle (more...)



1564. Jul 14, 2010
One little sign with so many stories
Mark Tilsen, Sr., president of Native American Natural Foods
During a recent Tanka business trip to Tampa, FL, our president Mark Tilsen, Sr., discovered this quiet little plaque during one of his morning walks. Tucked beneath an overpass, the plaque describes the spot as the location of a Timuquan temple mound (more...)



1565. Jul 13, 2010
Social Network Presentation wows the crowd
Eric Pourier, social media specialist
A group of 17 people came to learn about social networking. Social networking is what businesses do to keep up with millions on internet. Jason Stover, Mark K. Tilsen, Eric Pourier and Linda Crider each took turns explaining the many processes of social networking (more...)



1566. Jul 13, 2010
Tanka's sign is back in business!
Eric Pourier, social networking specialist intern
Last month, a storm blew down the Tanka sign outside our building here in Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Reservation. After a lot of hard work by some great local contractors, we're happy to report that the Buffalo and Runner is back on the job, pointing the way to Tanka World Headquarters (more...)



1567. Jul 12, 2010
DIABETES: Pan-Fried Catfish
dLifedotcom
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...)



1568. Jul 07, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for June
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
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

06 (more...)



1569. Jul 01, 2010
Good thing we were working when the Department of Labor stopped by!
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
The lure of hot, juicy Tanka Dogs brought us three new friends today when some friendly folks stopped at our cafe for a quick lunch.

We were happy to welcome Craig Lewis (Mohave/Choctaw), a federal project officer with the U (more...)



1570. Jul 01, 2010
Sneak peek: New brochure going to press This image is so large, had to make it low-quality - sorry
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
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1571. Jun 29, 2010
DIABETES: Sugar Free Low Carb Cheesecake
dLifedotcom
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...)



1572. Jun 29, 2010
Investors stop by for a visit and a Tanka Dog
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos
Our friend Gary L. Cunningham, vice president of programs/chief program officer at the Northwest Area Foundation, stopped in at Tanka Bar headquarters today.

Gary treated himself, his assistant Jessie Bower, and Ruby Lee, program director, to a Tanka Dog lunch at the Thunder Valley-eTanka Cafe (more...)



1573. Jun 29, 2010
Tanka products roll out to Vitamin Cottage stores
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
We are happy to announce the addition of Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers to the growing list of retail partners who carry Tanka bison and cranberry products. Look for Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites near the jerky and other natural meat snacks (more...)



1574. Jun 24, 2010
High winds, storm take out Tanka sign
Eric Pourier, photos
A fast-moving storm with some fierce winds blew across Pine Ridge Reservation on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the large sign outside our headquarters didn't survive the blast. According to our CEO, Karlene Hunter, a contractor is scheduled to give us a bid tomorrow (more...)



1575. Jun 24, 2010
Unsung hero has a million books he'd like you to check out
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
NOTE: The National Museum of the American Indian is a Tanka retail partner and offers Tanka products in all of its gift shops and cafes.

Washington, D.C. -- Irving Nelson has had a desk in the director's office of the Navajo Nation Library since 1986, but good luck finding him there (more...)



1576. Jun 23, 2010
Did some-bunny say summer has officially started?
Dick Raymond

Lakota Archery pro Dick Raymond contributes stories and photos every month at TankaBar.com. Dick, who writes under the pen name Grandpa Richard, lives in Washington state.


You can contact Grandpa Richard at DickRaymond@TankaBar (more...)



1577. Jun 21, 2010
Wholly Guacamole! Tanka Bar leads the way to social media
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
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1578. Jun 21, 2010
Tanka Bar's first attempt at a video blog from back in the day
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
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1579. Jun 21, 2010
Tanka products now available in all 50 states
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Since our launch in October 2007, we have been working with a host of retailers, national brokers and regional and national distributors to bring our healthy, natural bison and cranberry foods to your neighborhood (more...)



1580. Jun 21, 2010
CEO Karlene Hunter wins Cliff Adler 'Heart in Business' Award
the Adler Award selection committee
NOTE: The following is a press release from the selection committee for the Cliff Adler "Heart in Business" Award, which will be given to Ms. Hunter during the Natural Products Expo West 2010 in Anaheim, CA (more...)



1581. Jun 21, 2010
Tanka Bar adds 8 major retailers
Linda Crider, Director of Marketing and Communications
February has been an exciting month at Native American Natural Foods. We are so happy to announce eight major retailers who have decided to add Tanka products in all of their stores. New Tanka retailers include:

REI
Henry's Farmers Markets
Sun Harvest Farms
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1582. Jun 21, 2010
Documentary about Tanka Bar to show on 24 airlines
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
A new film series, sponsored by the airline consortium Star Alliance and Forbes, which features Native American Natural Foods and four other unexpected and burgeoning new businesses from around the globe has been released (more...)



1583. Jun 21, 2010
Taquitos.net gives Tanka Bars a good review
Linda Crider
Premiere snack review site Taquitos.net has given Tanka Bars the once-over and our buffalo and cranberry snack has come out smelling like -- well -- meat.

According to the reviewer, "The bar appear to be mostly buffalo meat, with just some isolated bits of cranberry scattered around the interior (more...)



1584. Jun 21, 2010
Look for Native American Natural Foods on PBS
Linda Crider
The PBS show "Native Report," will feature Native American Natural Foods, its team and mission on an upcoming episode. Please check local listings for air times.

For more information about the show: Native Report (more...)



1585. Jun 21, 2010
Tanka Bar is Gourmet Retailer Magazine's 'Editor's Choice'
Linda Crider
Gourmet Retailer Magazine's Editor James Mellgren has chosen Tanka Bars as a January 2009 "Editor's Choice."

"I believe Tanka Bars are destined to become the next great energy bar/snack food," Mellgren wrote (more...)



1586. Jun 21, 2010
NY Times: Indians Count on an Old Friend's Appeal
Kim Severson, New York Times
Excerpt from the Oct. 10,2007 New York Times story on Native American Natural Foods and the launch of Tanka Bar:

Perhaps the trickiest thing about launching the Tanka bar, a sweet, smoky energy snack made from buffalo and berries, wasn't developing the recipe or designing the package (more...)



1587. Jun 21, 2010
Interview with famed food photographer Terry Heffernan on being in 'delicious business'
Mark Tilsen, Sr., president of Native American Natural Foods
Tanka President Mark Tilsen, Sr., conducted this interview with famed food photographer Terry Heffernan in his San Francisco studio. Mr. Heffernan, whose clients include Minute Maid, Kashi and Parkay, had just completed a product shoot for Native American Natural Foods and its Tanka products (photo at left) (more...)



1588. Jun 21, 2010
Who wants Tanka?
Chris W
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1589. Jun 21, 2010
Having a Tanka Wild Easter!
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
My friend, Brandon Ferguson, a student at Oglala Lakota College, came up with the idea that he wanted to bring the joy of Easter to the children on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Therefore, Brandon, his cousin Sandi May and friend White Dove Clifford donated their time this week to help the Easter bunny distribute goodies (more...)



1590. Jun 21, 2010
Dave "Famous Dave" Anderson endorses Tanka Bar in his signature high-energy style
James Anderson, video
David W. Anderson, founder of Famous Dave's BBQ franchise, swung by our booth this week at the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2010 in Las Vegas, NV, to film a product endorsement with Mark Tilsen, Sr (more...)



Videos. Jun 21, 2010
Tanka's Mark K. shares his heart and his art at Poetry Slam
Eric Pourier, video and story
When the Thunder Valley e-Tanka Cafe hosted a Youth Speaks Inc. training session and Poetry Slam in October ( see previous story ), one of Tanka's very own stepped up to share one of his creative works (more...)



1592. Jun 21, 2010
Watch for the Tanka shirt! New band Peter in the Pool makes debut
Linda Crider, story, and Chris Wynne, video
Peter Wynne, son of Tanka's director of business process Chris Wynne, has been playing in a band, called Peter in the Pool, for several months now. On Saturday, Oct. 17, the group made its debut in front of a large crowd at a local coffeeshop near their home base in Plano, TX (more...)



1593. Jun 21, 2010
Slam poetry at the e-Tanka Cafe
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, video
Youth Speaks Inc., a nonprofit literary arts organization focusing on spoken word performance, education, and youth development programs, was at Tanka headquarters in Kyle, S.D., Monday, Oct. 12, to hold a training session at the Thunder Valley e-Tanka Cafe for the organization's youth mentors (more...)



1594. Jun 21, 2010
Tanka fuels elite BMW riders
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, video and photos
UPDATED Sept. 9, 2009:
The Curve Cowboy Reunion silent auction raised $25,000 for Thunder Valley CDC! The Tanka team would like to thank all of the CCR riders, and especially those who visited with us at Tanka HQ (more...)



1595. Jun 21, 2010
A Historic Moment For Thunder Valley: Making a Way for the Youth to Follow
Eric Pourier, video, and Jason Stover, story
As many of you know, Tanka Bar and Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. are partners in the Thunder Valley e-Tanke Cafe here at our headquarters in Kyle, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (more...)



1596. Jun 21, 2010
Nutritionist Marcella Gilbert reviews Tanka Dogs
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
In the spring, we had an extensive interview with Marcella Gilbert, nutritionist with Whirling Thunder Wellness Program, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (photo at right). We covered a lot of ground from cultural preservation to ideas about diabetes prevention in Indian Country (more...)



1598. Jun 21, 2010
Hook and Hunt TV: 'These are a must try'
Jim Crowley, host
Jim Crowley from Hook and Hunt TV published a review of Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites in his August 2009 newsletter and on the HookandHuntTV.com website. Focused on "all things outdoors," Hook and Hunt TV has a large online following of serious anglers and hunters (more...)



1599. Jun 21, 2010
Mommy Perks Blog: "You do know you are eating buffalo, right?"
MommyPerks.com
The Mommy Perks Blog, who found us on Twitter, gave our Tanka buffalo-cranberry products the once-over on the popular blog that provides the opportunity for moms to network and share, market, and shop (more...)



1600. Jun 21, 2010
The Denver Post: Tanka Bars moist and tangy
Kristen Browning-Blas
Calling them "moist" and "tangy," Kristen Browning-Blas, fitness editor of The Denver Post, recommends our Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites in the Yum Yum section of newspaper's Food section.

To see the full review: The Denver Post (more...)