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201. Mar 24, 2016
Keloland TV in Rapid City visits the Tanka headquarters, features new products
Kevin Fraser, Customer Service
Kevin Woster, a reporter from Keloland TV, came out to our office in Kyle this week to do a story about our loan from Whole Foods .

We gave him a tour of the building and introduced him to all the employees (more...)



202. Mar 21, 2016
Tanka first Native American recipient of Whole Foods Market local loan
Linda Crider
For Immediate Release
March 11, 2016

KYLE, SD, March 11, 2016 -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation-based Native American Natural Foods, maker of the Tanka line of buffalo snacks, is the first Native American recipient of a low-interest loan through Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program (more...)



203. Mar 21, 2016
Tanka makes it another successful year at Expo West
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing

The Tanka Team just returned from its 9th successful year as an exhibitor at Natural Products Expo West 2016. This year marked the launch of 5 new Tanka products: Tanka Trail (3 flavors) and Tanka Bar (2 flavors) (more...)



205. Mar 17, 2016
St. John's returning visitors inspired by Tanka and economics
the Tanka team
The Ozanam Scholars Program is a group of undergraduate students who are part of a special program at the University dedicated to scholarship, service and social justice. They work in part with an entrepreneur class at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (more...)



207. Mar 11, 2016
Tanka team debuts new products and booth display at Expo West
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing

Our team is currently at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, along with Healthy Active Natives Facebook founder, Waylon Pahona. Pictured in both photos is our team posing in our brand new and amazing booth set up (more...)



209. Mar 10, 2016
Tanka and National Sales Associates meet in style
the Tanka team
Our leadership team is at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, right now and had our first National Sales Associates broker meeting as part of our launch of five new products! They are pictured wearing the Tanka trucker hats we gifted them (more...)



211. Mar 08, 2016
Native musician tours the country, powered by Tanka
the Tanka team
Cody Blackbird is a Native American flute player who merges the flute with powerful vocals and contemporary blues rock sounds with his Band. Our friends the Cody Blackbird Band is pictured above with friend Jackson Browne (far right) at one of his shows in NYC and they certainly weren't "running on empty" thanks to Tanka!

The band is currently touring the country, fueled by our Tanka products, and sharing their adventu (more...)



214. Mar 07, 2016
Motivational Monday: Live life powerfully!
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing

Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Live life powerfully! Be in tune with the drum -- let your heart and soul be filled with strength and pride from the voices of our people (more...)



218. Feb 22, 2016
Motivational Monday: Getting out of comfort zones
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Be scared and get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself (more...)



221. Feb 19, 2016
Adventures in electrical problems at Tanka Bar
Kevin Fraser, customer service
Most of our power at the Tanka Bar headquarters was out because of high wind last night. Wind has blown a wire loose that leads to one the transformers on our highline pole and in turn caused us to lose power to most of the building (more...)



223. Feb 18, 2016
New Tanka products on display at the UNFI Orlando TableTop Show in Buena Vista
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Our National Sales Manager, James Williams, is currently at the UNFI Orlando Tabletop Show in Lake Buena Vista in Florida. This is our display at the show, which showcases our new Jalapeno and Teriyaki Bars and our Tanka Trail (more...)



225. Feb 17, 2016
The family that trains together, stays together
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
We found the above awesome photo from our friend Waylon Pahona this week on his Instagram, @pahona52

"Awesome night in the gym and I ran into Michelle. I use train her and now she's on her own training with her two boys (more...)



229. Feb 10, 2016
Tanka fuels drum group at West Virginia powwow
the Tanka Team
Gray Parson, one of our great broker partners at National Sales Associates, attended the Red Hoop Powwow with the Brown Family of Pine Ridge in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on Feb. 6.

Pictured above are the Medicine Horse Singers who enjoyed some of our Tanka favorites (more...)



231. Feb 10, 2016
"Tanka Bites have the most delicious flavor and amazing texture!"
the Tanka Team
01.05.16 Tanka Bites By Holly from Burke

Tanka Bites have the most delicious flavor and amazing texture! Yumm!

01.11.16 Cranberry Buffalo Tanka Sticks By Elizabeth from Huntersville

Love them! This is the second time I have ordered them in bulk (more...)



232. Feb 08, 2016
Motivational Monday: Native Diabetes Prevention Program successes
the Tanka Team
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

All four of these Gila River Tribal Members lost weight with the help of the Gila River Diabetes Prevention Program (more...)



235. Feb 01, 2016
Motivational Monday: Take unexpected adventures
the Tanka Team
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Never set limits on what you can do. Easy should never be an option (more...)



238. Jan 20, 2016
VIDEO: Support the Return
the Tanka team
Be part of the story of the buffalo's return. Be part of history. Check out this Tanka Fund PSA to learn more! #supportthereturn (more...)



240. Jan 19, 2016
Healthy Active Natives founder goes the distance to aid a fellow Native runner
the Tanka team
Waylon Pahona (Hopi/Tewa/Maricopa) is the founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives, which is nearly 60,000 members strong. He speaks to native communities all over and encourages a healthy lifestyle (more...)



243. Jan 12, 2016
Video: Tanka Bar and Tanka Fund at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
the Tanka Team
Our team, along with Tanka Fund , had a great time this past weekend at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. Both teams worked together to exhibit our products and explain how the Tanka Fund is working to return buffalo to the land, diets and economies of American Indian people (more...)



245. Jan 07, 2016
VIDEO: The art of hanging the beautiful Tanka Fund buffalo hide
the Tanka Team
This gorgeous buffalo hide by Lakota artist Sonja Holy Eagle is a bear to get put together for on-the-road shows but it's worth the effort. Our friend Waylon Pahona of Healthy Active Natives filmed this time-lapsed video of our Tanka Fund and Tanka Bar teams getting it ready for display at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah this week (more...)



247. Jan 07, 2016
TANKA BAR: Still the first. Still authentic.
the Tanka Team
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249. Jan 06, 2016
"Keeps that blood sugar where it should be and tastes good, too."
the Tanka Team
12.01.15 Easy order process and quality of products. By Marilyn from South Charleston

The order process is very simple. The products are shown in very good detail. These are gifts for my Son who prefers Tanka over other products (more...)



250. Jan 04, 2016
Motivational Monday: Make time for what is important to you
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Linnabah Snyder Navajo from Chinle AZ qualified in the Olympic Trials for 2016 (more...)



252. Dec 31, 2015
Happy New Year from our team to you!
the Tanka Team
We are nearing the end of yet another wonderful year at Tanka. We wouldn't have been able to do it without all of you! We have such amazing, generous and often, hilarious, fans.
Your reach is beyond just social media (more...)



254. Dec 22, 2015
Live Life Powerfully: Native mentor overcomes hardships, motivates youth
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
As you have probably seen here this year, our friend Waylon Pahona has been sending us awesome stories of Natives living life powerfully. Waylon (Hopi/Tewa/Maricopa) is founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives, which is now over 60,000 members strong (more...)



256. Dec 15, 2015
Tanka CEO to serve on economic development committee on Pine Ridge
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Karlene Hunter, CEO of Tanka Bar, has been asked to serve on the committee for Economic Development Strategic Planning on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She was asked personally by Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird Steele (more...)



258. Dec 14, 2015
Motivational Monday: Running for Native heritage
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Jiivik Siiki, a great runner, has taught me and started me on my journey of running long distances (more...)



261. Dec 11, 2015
California nutritionist continues support of Tanka mission
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing
Our friend and certified nutritionist Cate Ritter of Cate's Nutrition Kitchen has shown her support of our products and mission for a few years now. She also works with The LEAN 18 and MTT Performance -- both of which often have events where she shares our products (more...)



263. Dec 08, 2015
"Thank you for making my taste buds smile"
the Tanka Team
11.01.15 LOVE THIS PRODUCT By Ursula from DELMAR

I discovered Tanka Bars through a magazine article and immediately placed an order. Though pricey, these natural protein bars compete well with any of the sports and nutrition bars on the market and have some HUGE added benefits: economic development for American Indians, rich, natural, wholesome source of energy and protein, and they taste delicious (more...)



264. Dec 07, 2015
Motivational Monday: Going the distance
Jenice Williams, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"James on the left has lost over 100 pounds from running and eating healthy and Ritchie, on the right, ran his first 50-mile run (more...)



268. Dec 04, 2015
Tanka brings smiles on a chilly South Dakota walk/run
Jenice Williams, assistant director of marketing
Check out some of the happy faces who love our products at the University of South Dakota School of Law. We recently donated product to their wellness 5k walk/run honoring Native American Heritage Month (more...)



271. Dec 04, 2015
Motivational Monday: Change the statistic
Jenice Williams, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"I wanted to give props to this beautiful, amazing Paiute woman (more...)



274. Dec 02, 2015
Native pro disc golfer fuels performance with Tanka
the Tanka Team
Our friend Sasha Brown sent us this great pic of professional disc golf player Daniel Polk -- fueled by Tanka Bar. Daniel is San Carlos Apache, Quechan, and Dine and is an indigenous athlete living in Minneapolis who also plays for Twin Cities Native lacrosse men's team! Thanks, Sasha and Daniel! (more...)



277. Nov 25, 2015
The Tanka Bar creates a whole new category in the food industry
the Tanka Team
This week our team was honored to be highlighted by South Dakota's KOTA Territory News for their Made in South Dakota feature. Scott Gross, News Anchor/Producer, created the piece, which you can watch in the above video (more...)



279. Nov 23, 2015
Monday Motivation: Teach your children to move
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives. He sent the following from a run in Arizona.

"Take your Native children out and get them moving and explain to them how strong we are as Native people and what we are capable of doing (more...)



281. Nov 19, 2015
Help our reservation students eat healthier snacks
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Little Wound School is a K-12 school located in Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Our headquarters is just up the road from the school and some of our staff are not only graduates from Little Wound but also have children who attend (more...)



282. Nov 18, 2015
Tanka CEO presents at the Reservation Economic Summit in Santa Fe
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter is speaking on entrepreneurship and workforce development at RES New Mexico in Santa Fe, NM, this week.

This conference is hosted by the National Congress of American Indians (more...)



284. Nov 17, 2015
Ta-TANKA: "Give more"
the Team Tanka
In light of recent events (more...)



286. Nov 16, 2015
Motivational Monday: Embrace change
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Change. We can't always be comfortable with what is easy for us and what makes life easy (more...)



288. Nov 16, 2015
Motivational Monday: Way to go, Braves!
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives. He sent us the following about the Santa Fe Indian School Braves (more...)



290. Nov 16, 2015
Motivational Monday: Running for wellbeing
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Every Monday we plan to bring you a motivational post from our friend Waylon Pahona, a trainer and founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives.

"Run to be happy, run to pray, run to leave your footprints on the land, run to be in tune with life and its surroundings (more...)



292. Nov 13, 2015
"They are great. I am going to give them for Christmas gifts."
the Team Tanka
10.04.15 Jerky By Monte L. from Onaga

I have bought this jerky on the reservation where I buy Native brand cigarettes.

10.05.15 Tanka bars By Kirsten from Flagstaff

Your Tanka bars are the greatest

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293. Nov 03, 2015
Special "thank you" from South Dakota State University's visit at Tanka headquarters
the Team Tanka
We always enjoy when we receive visits at our headquarters from universities around the United States and even sometimes the world. However our most recent visit was from South Dakota State University staff and students -- a university in our neck of the woods -- which makes it even better (more...)



295. Oct 27, 2015
Motivational speaker shares Native pride and culture
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
"As Native people, we are blessed with two of the greatest gifts and that's our lives and our culture. We project our voices, we stomp our feet and we dance with our hearts and souls!"

Waylon Pahona (Hopi/Tewa/Maricopa) is the founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives, which is over 50,000 members strong (more...)



298. Oct 23, 2015
Miss United States 2012 Whitney Miller immerses in Lakota culture, motivates teens
The Tanka Team
Whitney Miller (Miss Texas United States 2012, Miss United States 2012) is a MMA fighter, professional wake surfer for a global company, a member of the Onnit Pro Team, a fitness model and an on-air television host (more...)



300. Oct 22, 2015
Basketball stars the Schimmels and family visit schools on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Jason Stover Marketing Specialsit
Strong family support plus hard work and discipline equals the role models Shoni and Jude Schimmel have become for the Native community.

The sisters, from the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Mission, OR, are popular basketball players who visited the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this week (more...)