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301. Jan 07, 2016
TANKA BAR: Still the first. Still authentic.
the Tanka Team
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302. 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...)



303. 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...)



305. 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...)



307. 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...)



309. 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...)



311. 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...)



314. 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...)



316. 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...)



317. 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...)



321. 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...)



324. 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...)



327. 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...)



330. 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...)



332. 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...)



334. 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...)



335. 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...)



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



339. 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...)



341. 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...)



343. 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...)



345. 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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346. 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...)



348. 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...)



351. 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...)



353. 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...)



355. Oct 20, 2015
Tanka fuels Kauai Pow Wow
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friend Waylon Pahona recently attended the Kauai Pow Wow in Hawaii. He shared his Tanka stash with participants along the way.

Pictured above is the Head Lady, Pat Lopez, from Taos Pueblo.



Eric Manuelito, (Navajo) Head Man (more...)



357. Oct 19, 2015
Motivational Monday: Never give up
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
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 a young woman who was competing in a recent race in Arizona (more...)



359. Oct 19, 2015
Native youth embrace Tanka while achieving wellness goals
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friend Waylon Pahona has been on the road spreading the word of healthy living in the Native community. He has been sending us photos of his life on the road.

Pictured above are Jaeda Honani from Hopi High girls cross country team and Jayden Pahona Marcos De Niza High School (more...)



361. Oct 19, 2015
Motivational Monday: Health has no age limit
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
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 a grandmother getting healthy (more...)



363. Oct 19, 2015
Motivational Monday: Get moving for a healthier lifestyle
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Excellent Monday Motivation from our good friend Waylon Pahona (Hopi/Tewa/Maricopa), founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives, which is over 50,000 members strong. We will be working with Waylon on content related to living a healthy lifestyle and incorporating success stories from his HANs community as we help with the group's goals (more...)



365. Oct 14, 2015
Code talker medal exhibit to honor Native Americans, veterans
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
While it may not be common knowledge, the code talkers of World War I and World War II were not just from the Navajo nation.

Code talkers are the Native Americans who used their languages to secretly communicate during wartime (more...)



367. Oct 13, 2015
Mobile Farmers Market continues to spread the word about real Native foods
Kevin Fraser, the Tanka Team
Daniel Cornelius is a well-known advocate of the Intertribal Agriculture Council . He co-founded The Mobile Farmers Market which travels to Indian reservations nationwide. It's an innovative approach that is aiming to strengthen the regional American Indian food economy by enhancing the area's food distribution network (more...)



369. Oct 12, 2015
Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
Faye Brown, Tanka Fund
Cities across the country from Portland to St. Paul are switching out Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day.

This change creates an opportunity to celebrate the survival and vibrancy of Indigenous communities despite centuries of concerted oppression (more...)



371. Oct 06, 2015
"Run to be happy, run to pray"
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Waylon Pahona (Hopi/Tewa/Maricopa) is the founder of the Facebook group Healthy Active Natives, which is over 50,000 members strong. He speaks to native communities all over and encourages a healthy lifestyle (more...)



373. Oct 05, 2015
"Wonderful product - great taste, texture, and healthy"
the Tanka Team
09.04.15 Thanks By William from Loveland

Looking forward to giving this to my niece

09.06.15 No Subject By Helen from High Point

I have heard good things about your product, and am delighted to support the independence of you Nation through purchasing a natural, healthy nutritional bar

09 (more...)



374. Sep 29, 2015
Tanka pride on display at Little Wound School homecoming parade
the Tanka Team
Every year Little Wound School , located on our home reservation of Pine Ridge, hosts a homecoming parade. The whole community comes out to see all the wonderful school-spirited floats. This year one of our Tanka team members, Kevin Fraser, put his car in it (more...)



376. Sep 24, 2015
Transformation Tuesday: Waylon shares his dedication to health
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
"With weight loss it takes patience and dedication you have to want to live to be healthier, you have to want to get up and exercise, you have to want to make lifestyle changes in order to lose weight (more...)



378. Sep 18, 2015
Tanka is a proud sponsor of Farm Aid 30
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We are excited to announce that Tanka Bar is a Farm Aid 30 HOMEGROWN Catering Donor and will be served up backstage at the event.

Farm Aid 30 will take place Sept. 19 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL (more...)



380. Sep 16, 2015
Tanka team members display products at REI in Maryland
The Tanka Team
Our Tanka team members Danaj Edmond and Cory Moorefield recently exhibited and sampled out our products at REI in Columbia, MD. It was a successful event where they also gave away a Tanka T-shirt to a REI staff member (more...)



382. Sep 09, 2015
Veteran-owned, holistic Native company shows Tanka support
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Native American company Herbal Lodge , which sells authentic, natural Native remedies, spotted our president Mark Tilsen on the road outside of Minneapolis recently.

The owner of Nathan Wright, Herbal Lodge, exchanged their products with Mr (more...)



384. Sep 08, 2015
Tanka makes an impression at 40th Buffalo Stampede
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications




We recently donated some of our Tanka Sticks Apple Orange Peel to the folks at the Buffalo Chips Running Club . The non-profit organization is the oldest running club in Sacramento, CA.

Our products were used to f (more...)



387. Sep 04, 2015
"I have enjoyed Tanka Bars for years and I share them with my friends"
Kevin Fraser, Customer Service Representitive
08.05.15 Tanka Bars By Nila from Puyallup

My grandson heard about your product and is anxious to try so we decided to purchase a small order for him as a gift.

08.06.15 tanka bars By Gray from Mebane

Love your product (more...)



388. Sep 01, 2015
Tanka CEO named one of 50 faces in the Native community
the Tanka Team
We are so proud of our CEO Karlene Hunter. She is listed at one of 50 faces of Indian Country in Indian Country Today Media Network's special edition magazine. See her on page 25.

For more information on how to get a copy: 50 Faces of Indian Country (more...)



389. Aug 31, 2015
Tribeca Film interviews Tanka president following documentary release "Buffalo Returns"
the Tanka Team
Buffalo Returns , produced by Tribeca and American Express, is a short documentary featuring Tanka. Tribeca recently interviewed Tanka president Mark Tilsen as a followup to the film's release. Many things have changed since the film was shot but the heart of the story remains (more...)



391. Aug 26, 2015
Tanka Bar family members host annual rodeo honoring relatives
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We are very proud of our Tanka Bar family. They recently hosted their second annual Hunter Memorial Rodeo 2015 in honor of family members who have passed away.



The Hunter family in the announcer booth (more...)



393. Aug 18, 2015
Tanka products on the road with the acclaimed Tatanka Truck
the Tanka Team
Meet Brian Yazzie! He is a culinary arts student at Saint Paul College. In between his break from school he is working with Sean Sherman ( The Sioux Chef ) on the Tatanka Truck and said he is loving the Tanka Bars (more...)



394. Aug 11, 2015
Mighty Tatanka photographed in the Black Hills
the Tanka Team
We spotted this stunning photo from Dallas Goldtooth , KXL campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network and one of the co-founders of the Native comedy group, 1491s.

He snapped the photo at Pe' Sla in the Black Hills of South Dakota recently where there is now a 150-head bison herd (more...)



396. Aug 10, 2015
Tribeca Films presents BUFFALO RETURNS Directed by Gini Reticker
Tanka Admin
BUFFALO RETURNS - Directed by Gini Reticker from Tribeca Film on Vimeo . In the face of a powerful recession, crippling unemployment and a housing crisis, a small, creative and energetic band (more...)



398. Aug 04, 2015
"Awesome for the whole family. Best on-the-go snack!"
The Tanka Team
07.06.15 Amazed By Matthew from Ann Arbor

The orange peel bar is one of the most delicious pack foods I've eaten on the trail. The ingredients are simple, and the taste is extraordinary. Whatever the people at Tanka are doing, they've changed the way I think about jerky (more...)



399. Aug 04, 2015
Tanka Bar and the Tanka Fund team up for the National Cooperative of Grocers show in St. Paul, MN
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
James Williams, our national sales manager, along with Faye and Sasha Brown of the Tanka Fund worked together at the recent NCG Convergence in St. Paul, MN.

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States (more...)