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1601. 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...)



1602. 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...)



1603. 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...)



1604. 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...)



1605. Aug 20, 2010
Taste of the Plains: The launch of Tanka Bar
The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, posted with permission
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1606. 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...)



1607. 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...)



1608. 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...)



1609. 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...)



1610. 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...)



1611. 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...)



1612. 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...)



1613. 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...)



1614. 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...)



1615. 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...)



1616. 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...)



1617. 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...)



1618. 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...)



1619. 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...)



1620. 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...)



1621. 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...)



1622. 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...)



1623. 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...)



1624. 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...)



1625. 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...)



1626. 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

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1627. 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...)



1628. 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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1629. 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...)



1630. 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...)



1631. 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...)



1632. 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...)



1633. 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...)



1634. 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...)



1635. Jun 21, 2010
Wholly Guacamole! Tanka Bar leads the way to social media
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
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1636. 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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1637. 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...)



1638. 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...)



1639. 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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1640. 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...)



1641. 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...)



1642. 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...)



1643. 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...)



1644. 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...)



1645. 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...)



1646. Jun 21, 2010
Who wants Tanka?
Chris W
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1647. 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...)



1648. 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...)



1650. 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...)



1651. 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...)



1652. 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...)



1653. 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...)



1654. 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...)



1656. 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...)



1657. 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...)



1658. 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...)



1659. Jun 21, 2010
The Heavy Table Magazine: Tanka Bar Review
James Norton
James Norton, editor of The Heavy Table, a Twin Cities-based food and dining magazine, ran across Tanka Bars at the Seward Co-op in Minneapolis. Here are some excerpts from his review:

"Tanka Bars are a kind of energy bar/jerky hybrid, comprised of 100 percent natural buffalo meat and dried cranberries with minimal seasonings (salt, red pepper, granulated onion, and garlic) (more...)



1660. Jun 21, 2010
Taquitos.net: Tanka Bar Review
Taquitos.net
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...)



1661. Jun 21, 2010
The Adventures of Kitchen Girl: Tanka Bar Review
Kitchen Girl Jo
The popular food blogger known as Kitchen Girl Jo discovered Tanka Bars on Twitter. She decided to review our buffalo and cranberry bars on her blog, The Adventures of Kitchen Girl Jo.

Here are some excerpts from her review:

"I received a box of 12 of these bars to try one day last week and within the day (more...)



1662. Jun 21, 2010
The Gourmet Retailer Magazine: Tanka Bar is 'Editor's Choice'
James Mellgren,
The 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...)



1663. Jun 21, 2010
The New York Times: Indians Count on an Old Friend's Appeal
Kim Severson
The New York Times food writer Kim Severson wrote about Native American Natural Foods and its brand new product, the Tanka Bar, the very first week the product was launched. The story was published on the cover of the Dining In section (more...)



1664. Jun 16, 2010
We're giving this quilt away at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
the Tanka Team
This great all-cotton, handmade Lakota Star quilt, embroidered with our logos in each corner is going to be the prize in a Tanka giveaway.

The quilt, made by a seamstress on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to our company headquarters in South Dakota, is based on the traditional Lakota Star design (more...)



1665. Jun 15, 2010
DIABETES: Southwestern Turkey Burger recipe
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...)



1666. Jun 14, 2010
A Tanka en-counter at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis
Leah Bowe, photo
Facebook friend Leah Bowe sent us a shot of a carton of Tanka Bars on the counter in the gift shop of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN.

According to its website, the Eiteljorg is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history (more...)



1667. Jun 11, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Cornucopia Community Market, Carmel, CA
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
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...)



1668. Jun 11, 2010
Our first Tanka spinner at B&F Mountain Market in Nederland, CO
Scott Premer, Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales
We'd like to thank Scott Premer for sending this photo of one of our brand-new Tanka spinner racks full of Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites in the meat department at B&F Mountain Market in Nederland, CO. Scott is one of our great broker partners at Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales (more...)



1669. Jun 09, 2010
The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian: Shamelessly corny lists
Gyasi Ross, Tanka guest blogger
Published widely in Native American newspapers and websites, Gyasi Ross has kindly volunteered to share his blogs here on TankaBar.com. Look for his writings, The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian, the first Wednesday of every month (more...)



1670. Jun 08, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for May
Eric Pourier, 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

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1671. Jun 03, 2010
Bull bison against the South Dakota sky
Brian L. Brandt
This majestic bull bison stands out against a brilliant blue sky in the Sage Creek Wilderness area of Badlands National Park, near Interior, SD. Badlands National Park borders the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of our Tanka Headquarters (more...)



1672. Jun 02, 2010
DIABETES: Easy recipes for a BBQ meal
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...)



1673. Jun 01, 2010
Tanka Bites in Indonesia!
Kathleen Sherman, photos
Tanka friend Kathleen Sherman took some Tanka Bites and Tanka Wild along on her recent trip to Indonesia, and she was kind enough to share the photos with us. During a unit on entrepreneurship, Ms. Sherman talked about Native American Natural Foods and gave the students some Tanka Wild sticks to try (more...)



1674. May 28, 2010
Native actor and 'Avatar' star tells of his hero's journey, on and offscreen
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. -- For Wes Studi, playing a character confronting colonial powers while speaking another language is nothing new (more...)



1675. May 27, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Seminole Honey Oranges
Beverly Cox
Renowned food author Beverly Cox, winner of the James Beard cookbook award, a Julia Child award and a IACP cookbook award, and food editor for Native Peoples Magazine , contributes a monthly column and weekly recipes to TankaBar (more...)



1676. May 26, 2010
A little taste of home
Eric Pourier, story, and Tonya Hunter, photos
One of our team members, Tonya Hunter, shared this photo from her son Jacey, who has this little reminder of home hanging in his dorm room.

Jacey, who served as an intern for Tanka Bar last year, has been keeping busy with academics and football practice as a Freshman at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS (more...)



1677. May 24, 2010
Pics from Little Wound High School Graduation 2010
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
Our little town was hopping Friday as families came together for Little Wound High School's graduation here in Kyle, SD. With a graduating class of 65 students, Little Wound's school gymnasium was crowded with proud family members viewing the ceremony (more...)



1678. May 20, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Lil' Angel's Convenience Store, Kyle, SD
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
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...)



1679. May 19, 2010
Boxer Chase Young set to compete in Regional Junior Olympics
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
Chase Young, 13-year-old grandson of Georgia McGaa, Tanka's manager of inside sales and customer service, is set to compete in the Regional Junior Olympics Championships in Deadwood, SD, on May 29.

Chase, who is coached by Eddie Martinez of Rapid City Youth Boxing Club, won the state title in his weight class which allows him to move up for the Regional Championships (more...)



1680. May 19, 2010
DIABETES: What foods are considered 'free foods' for people with diabetes to snack on?
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...)



1681. May 17, 2010
Team takes Tanka along for MS Walk in Pierre, SD
Tim Henderson
Twitter friend Tim Henderson shipped us these photos from his team's recent Walk for MS in Pierre, SD. The annual Walk, which is approximately 3 miles long, encourages teams to wear matching shirts. Tim's team chose yellow Tanka tees to mark this year's fund-raiser (more...)



1682. May 17, 2010
Tanka fan has lost 40 lbs on his way to an 80-lb goal
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
Our new friend Andrew B. contacted us recently with his amazing story about how he's using Tanka products in his new healthy lifestyle. Andrew has lost about 40 pounds by following the diet regimen at Transformation (more...)



1683. May 14, 2010
Nurses from Augsburg College stop by Tanka HQ during tour of Pine Ridge Reservation
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos

We've had a lot of visitors lately at the Tanka HQ, including a group of nursing students Wednesday from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

Marty Aleman, a nursing instructor, said she has been bringing students to the Pine Ridge Reservation for the past six years (more...)



1684. May 14, 2010
Native American Community Academy visits the Tanka Team
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos

What started as an ordinary Wednesday at Tanka HQ got lively in a hurry when an excited group of students from the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM, stopped by for a visit.

The 7th- through 9th-graders gathered in our Thunder Valley-eTanka Cafe in Kyle, SD, where they sampled Tanka Bars and Tanka Wild sticks (more...)



1685. May 12, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Breakfast in Montreal's 'Chez Alanis'
Beverly Cox and Martin Jacob
Renowned food author Beverly Cox, winner of the James Beard cookbook award, a Julia Child award and a IACP cookbook award, and food editor for Native Peoples Magazine , contributes a monthly column and weekly recipes to TankaBar (more...)



1686. May 10, 2010
Eagle over Clear Lake
Dick Raymond, photo

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



1687. May 06, 2010
Tanka Spotlight Business: The Peoples Center, Happy Camp, CA
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
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...)



1688. May 06, 2010
Western sun highlights a ridge in the Badlands near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Brian L. Brandt
This gorgeous photo was taken as the sun was heading into the west and dark clouds floated in the sky. The grass in the foreground bends in a slight wind.

Many thanks to our good Tanka friend Brian Brandt, who took this shot last week in the Badlands on his way home from a meeting at the Tanka HQ in Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (more...)



1689. May 05, 2010
The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian: Homer Simpson speaks on firewater
Gyasi Ross, Tanka guest blogger
Published widely in Native American newspapers and websites, Gyasi Ross has kindly volunteered to share his blogs here on TankaBar.com. Look for his writings, The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian, the first Wednesday of every month (more...)



1690. May 04, 2010
DIABETES: Sugar Wars: Myth or Matter of Fact?
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...)



1691. May 03, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for April
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

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1692. May 03, 2010
A glorious sunset at Sharps Corner on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Brian L. Brandt
Many thanks to our good Tanka friend Brian Brandt, who took this shot of a gorgeous sunset after visiting our CEO Karlene Hunter and the Tanka team at our headquarters in Kyle, SD, last week.

For more of Brian's photos, see his travel blog: Goin Mobyle (more...)



1693. Apr 30, 2010
Native American school band rocks the oldies -- and the ancients
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.

In photo below: North Dakota's Standing Rock High School Band performs on the back of a flatbed truck (more...)



1694. Apr 30, 2010
'Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma' named Best Middle School Book
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. -- "Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma" has been named the Best Middle School Book for 2009 by the American Indian Library Association (more...)



1695. Apr 29, 2010
Rapid City business leaders visit businesses on reservation as part of effort to build relationships
Jason Stover and Eric Pourier, social networking specialist interns
Our Tanka team welcomed a group of business owners from Rapid City, SD, Wednesday as part of their tour of businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. \

After meeting with Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter, President Mark Tilsen, Sr (more...)



1696. Apr 28, 2010
Screening set for Seminole/Creek film 'Barking Water'
Tosawi Marshall, Executive Director, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas
A screening of the latest work by Seminole/Creek filmmaker Sterlin Harjo is set for Thursday, April 29. 'Barking Water' will be shown at the University of North Texas at 7 p.m. Sterlin Harjo will attend the screening and answer questions from the audience (more...)



1697. Apr 28, 2010
Honoring the Elders of Medicine Root District
Jason Stover, story, and Eric Pourier, photos

The first annual Pejuta Haka Gathering of the Elders (Pejuta Haka Wakan Okoawita 2010) brought the elders of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation's Medicine Root District together Tuesday for a day of food and fun, including a visit to our tribe's buffalo herd (more...)



1698. Apr 28, 2010
Cage Fight Gear and the modern warrior snack, the Tanka Bar
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
As anyone can tell, I have a lot of friends on the Tanka Bar MySpace, and my friend Dave from "Cage Fight Gear" was interested in the Tanka Bar. Based in California and with a Native American background, he thought it would be interesting to find a way to use the Tanka Bar as a snack for himself and his fighters (more...)



1699. Apr 28, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Cherokee Red and Green Mixit
Beverly Cox
Renowned food author Beverly Cox, winner of the James Beard cookbook award, a Julia Child award and a IACP cookbook award, and food editor for Native Peoples Magazine , contributes a monthly column and weekly recipes to TankaBar (more...)



1700. Apr 26, 2010
Casting call for Native American actors for historical video
Tosawi Marshall, Executive Director, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas
If you or someone you know is interested in appearing in this historical video. please contact chris@freihofercasting.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 5:00 PM APRIL 26.

CASTING CALL - Native Americans for Paid Video
Project: Historical video
Client: Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Producer: Leslie Gee
Shoot Dates:
Day 1: Wednesday, April 28 -- Children
Day 2: Thursday, April 29 -- Adults and children
Shoot location: Shawnee, OK
Uni (more...)