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1601. 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...)



1602. 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...)



1603. 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...)



1604. 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...)



1605. 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...)



1606. 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...)



1607. 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...)



1608. 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...)



1609. 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...)



1610. 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...)



1611. 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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1612. 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...)



1613. 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...)



1614. 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...)



1615. 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...)



1616. 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...)



1617. 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...)



1618. 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...)



1619. 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...)



1620. 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...)



1621. 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...)



1622. 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...)



1623. 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...)



1624. 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...)



1625. 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...)



1626. 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...)



1627. 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...)



1628. 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...)



1629. 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...)



1630. 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...)



1631. 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...)



1632. 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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1633. 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...)



1634. 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...)



1635. 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...)



1636. 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...)



1637. 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...)



1638. 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...)



1639. 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...)



1640. 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...)



1641. 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...)



1642. Apr 22, 2010
Tanka Spotlight Business: JR's Convenience Store, Scottsdale, AZ
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...)



1643. Apr 21, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Cheyenne Batter Bread
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...)



1644. Apr 21, 2010
Tanka is handy and on sale at Henry's Market in Costa Mesa, CA
Steve Smith, Natural Specialty Sales
Tanka Bites and Tanka Bars are easy to find in this aisle display at the Henry's Farmers Market in Costa Mesa. And the best part is that Tanka products are on special all through April at every Henry's store!

Henry's Farmers Markets is one of our newest retail partners (more...)



1645. Apr 20, 2010
DIABETES: In her own words: Living with type 1 diabetes
Lifescript, as told to Jennifer Hellwig, MS, RD
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...)



1646. Apr 20, 2010
Tanka's in good company at Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, WA
Lori Brandt, Natural Specialty Sales
It's a lot of fun for us Tanka folk to see our products nestled in among products from Natural Foods industry leaders like Thai Kitchen and Simply Organic. So when we received this photo showing off our Tanka Bites at Skagit Valley Food Co-op in Mt (more...)



1647. Apr 20, 2010
A Tanka sur-prize at Dallas student pow wow
Jenice Johnson, photo
A group of dance competitors at Saturday's 12th Annual American Indian Student Pow Wow in Dallas show off some of their prize-winnings -- our new Tanka Wild buffalo-cranberry-wild rice sticks!

The pow wow, hosted by the Dallas (TX) Independent School District American Indian Education Program at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse, featured Gourd Dancing, a performance by Aztec Dancers and a variety of children's games and lessons (more...)



1648. Apr 19, 2010
Gourd Art by Tim Greenhalgh
Tim Greenhalgh, artist and Tanka friend
NOTE: During the recent Natural Products Expo West food show in Anaheim, CA, we met artist Tim Greenhalgh, who uses gourds as his medium and native culture as his inspiration. Tim, who describes himself as a gourdwright, graciously agreed to send us photos so that we could share his beautiful, expressive work with the Tanka community (more...)



1649. Apr 15, 2010
Tanka is in the house at Henry's Market in Burbank, CA
Steve Smith, Natural Specialty Sales
Steve Smith sent us these photos of Tanka Bars and Bites in Henry's Farmers Market in Burbank, CA.

On the aisle (photo at left) or at the checkout (photo at top), buffalo-and-cranberry fans won't have any trouble finding Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites in Burbank (more...)



1650. Apr 14, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Traditional Native produce, meats help make Turquoise Room one of best restaurants in Arizona
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...)



1651. Apr 14, 2010
Tasty Tanka at Clark's Nutrition in Rancho Mirage, CA
Shelley Lavigne, Natural Specialty Sales
Customers at Clark's Nutrition and Natural Foods Market in Rancho Mirage, CA, get a chance to try a tasty tidbit of Tanka's buffalo goodness. In the photo at top, Clark's positions trays of Tanka Bites and Tanka Bar samples right next to the product on the shelf (more...)



1652. Apr 13, 2010
The search for under-appreciated art: Artists gather for People's Biennial
Jason Stover and Eric Pourier, social networking specialist interns
Native artists from Pine Ridge Reservation gathered Thursday in Kyle, SD, in hopes of having their art chosen for a national exhibit, and Tanka Bar's own Eric Pourier was one of the artist hopefuls who attended the event (more...)



1653. Apr 13, 2010
Big rack 'o Tanka at Henry's Market in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Emily Stephens, Natural Specialty Sales
Many thanks to Emily Stephens for sharing this photo of a big, old rack of Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites at the checkout in Henry's Farmers Market in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

We sure like knowing that Tanka fans won't have any trouble locating their buffalo fix! And the best part is that Tanka products are on special all through April at every Henry's store!

Henry's Farmers Markets is one of our newest retail partners (more...)



1654. Apr 13, 2010
Scoring some Tanka Bars at REI in St. Louis!
Scott Moore, Tanka Facebook friend
Many thanks to our Facebook friend Scott Moore for snapping this shot as he waited in line at the REI in St. Louis, MO. Think all those people are waiting to buy buffalo-n-cranberry goodness? (more...)



1655. Apr 12, 2010
Cherry blossoms and a sunny spring day
Dick Raymond

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...)



1656. Apr 12, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for March
Jason Stover and Eric Pourier, social networking specialist interns
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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1657. Apr 09, 2010
Tanka Spotlight Business: Getoff's Etcetra Unlimited, El Cajon, 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...)



1658. Apr 07, 2010
The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian: What is a leader's responsibility?
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...)



1659. Apr 06, 2010
DIABETES: 10 Tips to Defeat Diabetes
Shanna Thompson Zareski, 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...)



1660. Apr 01, 2010
Our first national advertisement hits newsstands today
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Our very first national advertisement hits the stands today in the May issue of Backpacker magazine. We placed the ad as a Thank You for our Editor's Choice award in Backpacker's April 2010 Gear Guide issue (more...)



1661. Mar 31, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Huevos Motulenos
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...)



1662. Mar 31, 2010
Tanka Bar in East Greenland during sledge tour
Karl Wilhelm
One our German fans, Karl Wilhelm, took several Tanka Bars with him on a trip to East Greenland recently with a friend and a well-known Inuit guide named Dines Makaelsen. Karl reports that the trip was "hardcore" as the group endured the cold, slept in tents and went ice-fishing (more...)



1663. Mar 29, 2010
Longtime vegetarian now fueled by Tanka!
Peter Stearns, photo
Longtime vegetarian Geoff Stearns, a child advocacy attorney in Santa Barbara, CA, displays his newfound love for eating bison with his 1980 bio-diesel Mercedes. The car, which runs 100 percent on recycled vegetable oil, sports buffalo-loving license plates to go along with Geoff's now-constant promotion of the benefits of Tanka's buffalo products (more...)



1664. Mar 25, 2010
Today's topic: 'Walker, Texas Ranger'
Linda Crider, story, and Anonymous waiter, photo
With the conversation ranging from social networking etiquette to 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' today's mini-tweetup at Tillman's Roadhouse in Dallas was a lot of fun. It was nice to see Twitter friends Jenice and Tosawi (@barkingcomanche), and to introduce them to Mark K (@TankaBar) (more...)



1665. Mar 25, 2010
First Nation artist's farfetched animals stretch the imagination
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. -- Artist Brian Jungen's oversized animals have invaded the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian for the exhibition "Strange Comfort," which runs through Aug (more...)



1666. Mar 24, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Seco de Carne (Beef stew with a cilantro-based sauce)
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...)



1667. Mar 24, 2010
Tanka Wild: Buffalo, cranberry and WILD RICE
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
We're so happy to be able to announce that our new Tanka Wild sticks will be available on the TankaBar.com website on FRIDAY!!!

These new buffalo, cranberry and wild rice sticks will be offered in Traditional and Spicy Pepper Blend (more...)



1668. Mar 23, 2010
DIABETES: Screening for Gestational Diabetes
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...)



1669. Mar 19, 2010
Expo West 2010 goes Tanka!
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
We're freshly back from the warm sunny days of California, and our Tanka Bar team is reporting from Natural Products Expo West 2010. For us here at Tanka Bar, this is the most influential trade show we attend each year, and we are coming back victorious! When we went to our first Expo West two years ago, we didn't know the names of the distributors, UNFI and Tree of Life/Kehe respectively, and now we do business with them!

As usual, we were in the American Indian Foods booth, which is sponsor (more...)



1670. Mar 18, 2010
Tanka Spotlight Business: Spokane (WA) Paintball Club
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...)



1671. Mar 18, 2010
Who could resist this little face?
Linda Crider, photo
This little guy's name is Hieronymous Rex (no, it really is his name) and he and his mom, Amy, stopped by our booth at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim, CA, on Sunday. Hieronymous is 11 months old and he's teething (more...)



1672. Mar 18, 2010
Grandpa Richard: Cat and mouse game with a Monarch of the woods
Dick Raymond

We want to welcome Lakota Archery pro Dick Raymond as our newest Tanka Bar columnist. Dick, well-known for his ready advice for younger archers and his storytelling style on ArcheryTalk.com and a host of o (more...)



1673. Mar 18, 2010
Mark K. meets drummer from Rage Against the Machine
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Mark K. sneaked away from our booth at Expo West long enough to meat Brad and Selene Wilk of Rage Against the Machine. Brad, the band's drummer, was at the Natural Products show in Anaheim, CA, to exhibit his diabetic-friendly beverage, Olade (more...)



1674. Mar 17, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Papadzules con Mole de Hierbas (Stuffed Tortillas in Pumpkin Seed Sauce)
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...)



1675. Mar 16, 2010
Tanka CEO accepts the Cliff Adler 'Heart in Business' Award
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Karlene Hunter, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, received the Cliff Adler "Heart in Business" Award Friday at the Natural Product Expo West show in Anaheim, CA. Pictured with Karlene are (from left) Bruce Nierenberg, president of B (more...)



1676. Mar 10, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Wild-food harvesting company provides 'Aboriginal catering'
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...)



1677. Mar 09, 2010
This little archer would be a great Tanka spokesmodel!
Linda Crider, photo
This adorable archer is Cheyenne from Glendale, AZ. Cheyenne was a competitor at the recent Vegas Shoot 2010 archery competition in Las Vegas. She and her mom stopped by our booth to try out some Tanka, and I just couldn't resist asking if she would pose with a Tanka Bar (more...)



1678. Mar 09, 2010
DIABETES: 10 tips to lower blood sugar naturally
Laurie Sanchez, Lifescript Staff Writer
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...)



1679. Mar 09, 2010
We're celebrating our first national advertisement
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
We will be placing our very first national advertisement in the May issue of Backpacker magazine as a Thank You for our Editor's Choice award in their April 2010 Gear Guide issue.

The support from the outdoor community has been overwhelming, and we are so grateful that our products have been embraced by a group of people who embody our mission here at Native American Natural Foods:

" (more...)



1680. Mar 08, 2010
Powered by Tanka: Hiking the Grand Canyon
Grant Owens
Got this note and picture from Twitter friend Grant Owens (@grantowens):
"I hiked out of the Grand Canyon today w/ a Tanka Bar for energy!"

Thanks for sharing your pic with us, Grant!

To follow Grant on Twitter: @grantowens (more...)



1681. Mar 04, 2010
The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian: Fatherhood, making this up as I go
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...)



1682. Mar 04, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Mayan Grilled Fish with Recado Colorado
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...)



1683. Mar 02, 2010
Chatting with Twitter friend Tosawi Marshall
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
It's always a lot of fun when we exhibit at trade shows and our online friends stop by to introduce themselves in person.

Tosawi Marshall, executive director of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas, (in photo at right) paid a visit during the Reservation Economic Summit 2010 conference in Las Vegas last week (more...)



1684. Mar 01, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for February
Jason Stover and Eric Pourier, social networking specialist interns
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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1685. Feb 25, 2010
Tanka Bar Spotlight Business: Northland Visions, Minneapolis, MN
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...)



1686. Feb 25, 2010
Sweet in sentiment; healthy in nutrition
Kat Robbins, photo
From our Facebook friend, Kat:

"I tasted my first Tanka Bar a few weeks ago. I really liked it! Then I bought a dozen for a homemade Valentine's Day bison-bouquet for my boyfriend. :)" (more...)



1687. Feb 25, 2010
Native American classical composers charting new musical territory
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. -- In the hush of his Navajo grandfather singing alone in the desert, Raven Chacon finds the subtlety of a single note (more...)



1688. Feb 24, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Cherokee Huckleberry-Honey Cake
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...)



1689. Feb 19, 2010
Customer service training day
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
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A training took place at Oglala Lakota College in the Pejuta Haka College Center in Kyle, SD, this week. Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce President Kymberly Tilsen-Brave Heart conducted the training (more...)



1690. Feb 17, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Mohegan Succotash
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...)



1691. Feb 15, 2010
@ SD Gift Show!
Mark K. Tilsen
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For the past three days, we debuted some of our latest products to the buyers, movers and shakers of the South Dakota tourism industry. Our local distributor, Dakota's Best, is now selling all of our Tanka products: Tanka Bars, Bites, Wild, and now even the Tanka Dog in a food service pack as well as two different grocery packs! If you're a West River retailer looking for a distributor of Tanka products, give them a ring (more...)



1692. Feb 10, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: French Tart, Native-Style
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...)



1693. Feb 09, 2010
DIABETES: 10 myths busted
Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Lifescript Nutrition Expert
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...)



1694. Feb 08, 2010
Grandpaw Richard: Lasting lessons from the Great Outdoors
Dick Raymond

We want to welcome Lakota Archery pro Dick Raymond as our newest Tanka Bar columnist. Dick, well-known for his ready advice for younger archers and his storytelling style on ArcheryTalk.com and a host of o (more...)



1695. Feb 04, 2010
Spirit of the Harvest: Hidatsa Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin
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...)



1696. Feb 03, 2010
The Part-Time Blog of a Full-Time Indian: Mediocrity is an 'abnormal norm'
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...)



1697. Feb 03, 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...)



1698. Feb 02, 2010
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for January
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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1699. Jan 30, 2010
Rapid City Mayor declares Oct. 5, 2007, Tanka Bar Day
Linda Crider
Letter from Mayor Alan Hanks: Open PDF (more...)



1700. Jan 29, 2010
New friendships at Tanka Bar: A learning experience
Jason Stover, social networking specialist intern
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When I was hired to work for Native American Natural Foods and the Tanka Bar, I knew I was bound to meet new and interesting people. Over the past few months, I was contacted by a teacher/instructor from Mason City, Iowa, named Ted Bieth (more...)