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401. 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...)



403. Aug 03, 2015
Volunteer group working on the reservation takes a break at Tanka Bar headquarters
the Tanka Team
Nikki Kornetzke, the group leader of Re-Member , stopped by our headquarters recently with other Re-Member volunteers. The group often visits our office when they are on our reservation. Re-Member is a community organization that works with Oglala Lakota communities to help improve the quality of life on the reservation through cultural immersion as well as volunteer services (more...)



404. Jul 31, 2015
Young native lacrosse teams fueled by Tanka in Minneapolis
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friends at the Tanka Fund sent us these great photos of kiddos enjoying our TankaFund.org Jerky at their lacrosse game. Sasha Brown wrote:

‪"Twin Cities‬ ‪‎native‬ youth ‪‎lacrosse‬ love Tanka (more...)



406. Jul 29, 2015
Church of the Brethren continues work on reservation, visits Tanka Bar
the Tanka Team
We always look forward to the visitors that come to our Tanka Bar headquarters. This week the Church of the Brethren stopped by for a visit. The church group has been coming to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for years, doing various volunteer work from house maintenance to community gardens (more...)



408. Jul 28, 2015
Sisters bring their favorite high school coach to visit Tanka Bar
the Tanka Team
Sisters Linda and Marla Herman brought their high school coach Cheryl McDonald-Pugh to visit the Tanka Bar headquarters this week. Coach Cheryl was the sisters' volleyball, basketball, and track coach during their years in high school (more...)



410. Jul 27, 2015
Drum groups live life powerfully with Tanka products at Virginia powwow
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We received some great photos from our National Sales Manager, James Williams, of drum groups who performed at the Painted Mountain Powwow in Southwest Virginia. Each group shows their love of Tanka by placing some of our products on their drum (more...)



412. Jul 23, 2015
Tanka Fund travels with Idle No More on the Neil Young tour
the Tanka Team
The Tanka Fund , a national campaign to return buffalo to the land, diets and economies of American Indian people, has been on the road with the Neil Young & Promise Of The Real Tour. The tour celebrates their album The Monsanto Years , a rally cry against Monsanto and GMOs (more...)



413. Jul 23, 2015
Tanka Fund on the road with Neil Young
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
The Tanka Fund is currently on the road for the Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - Rebel Content Tour . They have been sharing a booth on the tour with Idle No More , a grassroots activist movement honoring Indigenous soverei (more...)



414. Jul 15, 2015
Buffalo Returns: Tanka featured in new Tribeca and American Express produced documentary
The Tanka Team
We're honored to be a part of the new film Buffalo Returns !

WATCH & SHARE our story today FREE on Vimeo here: Buffalo Returns #journeyneverstops (more...)



417. Jul 14, 2015
Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility
the Tanka Team
Our friend Nick Tilsen over at Thunder Valley recently gave a magnificent talk in Rapid City, SD, which discusses the challenges of places like the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the great possibilities (more...)



419. Jul 08, 2015
Tanka expands to add new Sales Administrator Coordinator
the Tanka Team
Tanka is growing by leaps and bounds, and we're happy to announce that Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart has joined Native American Natural Foods as Sales Administrator Coordinator.
Kimberly will be working directly with James Williams, our National Sales Manager (more...)



420. Jul 06, 2015
Tanka team member reaches new heights in educational career
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Morgan Mesteth, an incoming senior this year at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD, is currently making her educational dreams come true.

She was chosen out of 100 students to be a LEDA Scholar at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ (more...)



421. Jul 02, 2015
"Tanka Bars are amazing!"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
06.03.15 Giving your products a try! By James from Singapore

Hi, first time to try your products. I am an American living in Singapore and am looking for snacks that are high in protein, healthy and natural (more...)



422. Jun 30, 2015
Tanka begins work with Healthy Active Native community
the Tanka Team
Waylon Pee Pahona of Arizona is a personal trainer and popular speaker on health and fitness in the Native community. He is also the founder of the Healthy Active Natives group. We are in the planning stages right now but Tanka is going to work with Waylon to help the HAN community with their goals (more...)



425. Jun 25, 2015
Tanka helps fuel half-marathon runners for another year
the Tanka Team
The Mother Earth Trail Race Half-Marathon is a spiritual race/run that seeks to encourage the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota way of life and has been going strong since 2012. We have donated Tanka products to the event every year which takes place in Lake Andes, SD (more...)



427. Jun 22, 2015
Team members take Tanka on the road
the Tanka Team
Tanka team member Jacey Mesteth was recently on the road with his mother Tonya Hunter, our production manager.

They visited the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D (more...)



429. Jun 18, 2015
Tanka featured in Father's Day gift guide for triathletes
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Triathlete magazine has featured Tanka Bar Apple Orange Peel as a top pick for Father's Day gifts this year.

Tanka has been featured in the magazine before, the last ti (more...)



431. Jun 16, 2015
Wheaton College makes annual trip to Tanka Bar headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
My friend at Wheaton College, Gene Green, PH.D Professor of the New Testament, brings a crew of students to visit us every year to learn about Tanka Bar.

Along with Gene, Christine Folch PH.D (Assistant Professor of the Anthropology Department) traveled with the college again this year as chaperone (more...)



433. Jun 09, 2015
Tanka spotted at 7-11 in Texas
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
As you may have already heard or seen in your area, Tanka products are starting to roll out in 7-11 locations across the nation.

The photo above was shot at the 7-11 at Route 276 and John King Blvd (more...)



435. Jun 05, 2015
"My kids love Tanka Bites! It's a great protein snack!"
Jason Stover Marketing Specialist
05.04.15 Trying the tankabar By Tonja from Cortez

I found the bars at a local health food store in the original and spicy pepper flavors and decided to try it. Tastes great. I really liked it, so I decided to check out the website & order straight from the source (more...)



436. Jun 01, 2015
Sharing a Vision For Generations stops by Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
The ladies of Sharing a Vision For Generations stopped in for a brief tour at our headquarters recently and shared some laughs with our Native American Natural Foods CEO, Karlene Hunter.

The group stop by every year to visit with local colleges in the area (more...)



438. May 26, 2015
UNFI Foxwoods Tabletop Show a success for Tanka
The Tanka Team
Our National Sales Manager James Williams presented Tanka products at the UNFI Foxwoods Tabletop Show in Ledyard, CT, and it was a successful event for the company. Mr. Williams connected with many new retailers and displayed our redesigned shippers (pictured to the left) several of them were interested in taking into their stores (more...)



439. May 14, 2015
Look for Tanka in 7-11 locations near you, win a prize
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Did you hear?! Tanka products are rolling out in 7-11 locations across the nation. A NEW Tanka T-Shirt will go out to the first 10 people who spot us at a 7-11, snap a pic and either post on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or email it to jenicejohnson@tankabar (more...)



440. May 14, 2015
Remembering the near extinction of the buffalo
the Tanka Team
This image has traveled along social media outlets for a while now and yet many people still don't know that this happened in American history. Most of all, it has not been covered in traditional classrooms (more...)



442. May 12, 2015
Love of Tanka spans generations of Lakota athletes
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Jordan Marie Daniel, a Lakota runner living in Washington, D.C., recently paid a visit to the Tanka headquarters along with her mother Terra Daniel and grandfather Nyal Brings Three White Horses. Originally from South Dakota, Jordan was visiting to surprise her grandfather who once ran with Billy Mills and was being honored at the Dakota Relays (more...)



444. May 06, 2015
Tanka Fund represents at the 2015 Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, NM
The Tanka Team
Sasha Brown of the Tanka Fund recently manned a very successful booth at 32 Annual Gathering of Nations PowWow 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. The Tanka Fund is a national campaign to return buffalo to Native lands, lives and economies (more...)



446. May 05, 2015
Tanka a hit at far Northern Maine specialty store
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka fan Amelia Christnot posted this great photo to our social media of Cheryle and Natalie Matowitz, proprietresses of Bread of Life Bulk Food and Specialty Store in Maine. The store sells our Tanka Bars and Sticks and is located in Presque Isle in far Northern Maine (more...)



448. May 04, 2015
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for April
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
04.01.15 Tanka Bites are spectacular! By Roland from The Sea Ranch

I discovered Tanka Bites (which my wife and I simply call "pemmican") in a small town in Minnesota, thanks to a friend. They taste wonderful, provide a quick energy boost, and are remarkably low in carbs while providing a good amount of protein (more...)



449. May 01, 2015
Tanka team exhibits at Whole Foods Market special invitation event
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our leadership team attended the Whole Foods Southern Pacific Region's Hungry for Better Supplier Fair in Buena Park, CA, this past week which was by invitation only. National Sales Manager James Williams and president Mark Tilsen manned the Tanka booth and shared our products with the attendees (more...)



451. Apr 29, 2015
Natural Grocers in Austin shows Tanka support
The Tanka Team
Billy (pictured above) is the Dairy and Frozen Foods buyer at Natural Grocers on 3901 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX, and is a big Tanka fan.

He's standing next to our Tanka Fund display at the store (more...)



453. Apr 23, 2015
Tanka Fund display spotted at Natural Grocers in Austin, TX
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka President Mark Tilsen found this Tanka Fund display at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage on N. Mo-Pac Expwy, Suite L in Austin, TX! These shippers are now located in about 100 Natural Grocers locations all over the nation (more...)



455. Apr 22, 2015
Inc. Magazine: "The Centuries-Old Buffalo Recipe Transforming a Troubled Community"
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
The popular small business magazine Inc. featured Native American Natural Foods in a recent article by Editor-At-Large, Leigh Buchanan.

Interviews with our founders CEO Karlene Hunter and President Mark Tilsen are included in the article as well as Business Assistant Jessica Heart and Matthew Jimenez, Global Grocery Buyer at Whole Foods Market (more...)



458. Apr 21, 2015
Colorado runner touts the benefits of Tanka products for fitness fuel
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friend Billy Nelson of Colorado posted this photo on his Instagram at @thebillynelson 
 of he and his Blue Heeler, Trigger , on a recent run. Billy, who is a big fan, stays fueled by Tanka during his runs and is sporting one of our classic T shirts (more...)



461. Apr 21, 2015
Lakota runner shares her love of Tanka products and mission
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Native-American runner Jordan Marie Daniel (Lakota) of Washington, D.C., shows her Tanka pride in this great photo she posted on Facebook with our products. She wrote:

"I'm excited to devour after my runs and lifting sessions (more...)



464. Apr 15, 2015
Tanka fan and Olympian refuels with Tanka, shares with son
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friend William Nelson and his son Noah recently bonded over some Tanka goodies. William is a big fan of our products and it appears that Noah is now too! He posted this photo and the following on our Facebook (more...)



466. Apr 08, 2015
Men's Journal touts Tanka a top snack in the "Meat Energy Bar Takeover"
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Men's Journal recently did a great write-up on Tanka in an article called "The Meat Energy Bar Takeover."

"These bars have a totally unique backstory. They largely predate the Paleo craze, and were instead invented on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to accomplish three main goals: provide a healthy option to a Native American population with huge (more...)



468. Apr 08, 2015
"I have a new favorite source of protein. These are excellent!"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
03.01.15 Tanka at Local Stores By Anne from Canoga Park

Hello Tanka

I have been ordering Tanka each month online, and have been telling people they buy Tanka at the Whole Food store. Yesterday I ran out of Tanka jerky so I went to local Whole Food store to find that they do not carry Tanka brand buffalo jerky (more...)



469. Mar 31, 2015
St. John's University students visit Tanka, meet staff
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
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...)



471. Mar 27, 2015
Tanka offers positive work environment for local youth
the Tanka Team
Sometimes our Tanka Team needs a little help with a busy week of tasks and orders. We recently hired a few of our local youth in Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to assist us in putting together a few hundred cardboard shippers for our wonderful retailers (more...)



473. Mar 26, 2015
Native American Bank visits the Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Today we welcomed President Thomas D. Ogaard along with Senior Vice Presidents Clay Colombe and Joel Smith of Native American Bank to our Tanka office in Kyle, SD.

The group had a full day of meetings which started on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where we are located, and will work their way to the Rosebud Indian Reservation (more...)



475. Mar 24, 2015
Tanka spotted at Roots Market in Maryland
the Tanka team
We often get photos from our fans of our Tanka products in various retailer locations across the nation. This one comes from Valerie M. and shows our Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Bars at Roots Market in Olney, MD (more...)



477. Mar 19, 2015
Tanka Fund and Onnit share the story of returning the buffalo to Native lands
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our Tanka president Mark Tilsen represented the Tanka Fund to help celebrate the launch of Onnit products at Whole Foods Market. Onnit has been a fantastic retailer and product partner and invited the Tanka Fund to attend their launch during South by Southwest festivities at Whole Foods Ma (more...)



479. Mar 17, 2015
"Thanks for the great product! This mom loves that her kids are eating healthy!"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
02.03.15 No Subject By Mary June from Deadwood

What a wonderful product for gift giving. Thanks for your superb product quality and excellent customer service!

0.04.15 Delicious! By Kelly from La Crescent

These are so yummy (more...)



481. Mar 13, 2015
The Tanka Fund honored to join Onnit at SW Whole Foods Market launch
the Tanka team
Our authentic Lakota hand-painted buffalo hide by Lakota artist Sonja Holy Eagle will adorn Whole Food Market on Lamar, March 13-16, to help celebrate the launch of Onnit products at Whole Foods.

The 7 x 7 foot painted hide is the centerpiece of a national campaign by the Tanka Fund to return buffalo to Native American lands, lives and economies (more...)



483. Mar 13, 2015
The Sioux Chef: 'Native American foods are the healthiest foods on the planet'
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
In a modern world, Oglala Lakota chef Sean Sherman pushes himself to remove European influence from his cuisine.

"...all the pieces of this food are so simple - just by doing things you would never find in a normal cookbook or cooking school," Sherman said (more...)



485. Mar 06, 2015
Father and son bond over Tanka Onnit Warrior Bars
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Instagram follower Sarah Cestero posted what is possibly one of the most adorable photos of Tanka fans enjoying our products. Meet Mitch and his 9-month-old son Adam. Sarah snapped this photo of these two enjoying Tanka Onnit Warrior Bars before hea (more...)



487. Mar 06, 2015
Clean-eating mom chooses Tanka for her son's lunchbox
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We are seeing a wonderful trend of busy moms packing their kiddos' healthy lunches with Tanka products and posting photos of them on social media. This photo comes from Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Holly Morello who posted it on her Instagram (more...)



490. Mar 02, 2015
Tanka Bites Slow Smoked Original a hit with youngsters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We often get photos from you all showing how you enjoy our Tanka products and it's always a treat to see the younger generation appreciating them as well. Tanka fan and busy mom Elizabeth Mark posted this photo of her kiddos marveling at their recent Amazon order of Tanka Bites Slow Smoked Original (more...)



492. Feb 27, 2015
Veiled racism: We see it. We know it. And we are not going to stay silent
Karlene Hunter, CEO
There has been a lot of media this week regarding cultural insensitivity or ignorance at the Oscars. There's always media attention when celebrities are involved. But this is nothing new to the Native community regarding its language, its art, its traditions and now, its products (more...)



493. Feb 25, 2015
New national sales manager joins Tanka Team
the Tanka Team
We are happy to introduce you to our new National Sales Manager, James Williams.

James comes to Native American Natural Foods with more than 25 years of natural foods experience, including 7 years at Nutiva (more...)



495. Feb 24, 2015
YAHOO! Sports online magazine 'STACK' raves about Tanka Onnit Warrior Bar
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
STACK.com, in association with YAHOO! Sports, recently posted a review about our Tanka Onnit Warrior Bars on their website -- hailing the product as, "...not your average protein bar."

Written by Brandon Hall, the review was quite favorable and stated that the nutrition facts of the Warrior Bar "make it an overall attractive optio (more...)



497. Feb 23, 2015
Tanka spotted on Enmark convenience store billboard in Georgia
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Last year we told you that our Tanka Bars would be in all 59 Enmark store locations in the nation. We were so excited to see the above photo that a friend of Tanka sent to us that features one of our Tanka Bars on it! We are on the lower right of the sign which was spotted in Georgia (more...)



499. Feb 18, 2015
Paleo blogger creates meal boxes for her kids featuring Tanka Bars
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
The @the_goodie_goodie_foodie , a blogger who follows a clean-eating and grain-free lifestyle, has posted a few great photos on Instagram of her kids' meal boxes which have frequently featured Tanka products (more...)