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501. Feb 16, 2015
Native American Natural Foods is hiring a Supply Chain Manager
the Tanka Team
We are thrilled to announce that because of so much growth at Tanka Bar, we are now looking for a Supply Chain Manager. Please read below if you or someone you know would be interested in joining our winning team!

Application Contact Information : Emailed resumes preferred (no phone calls, please) to tankabar@tankabar (more...)



502. Feb 13, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day from Ta-TANKA to you!
the Tanka Team
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504. Feb 11, 2015
Nothing says "I love you" like buffalo
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
It's just a few days until Valentine's Day and we found this lovely gem of a post on our Instagram today. How cute is this? We are "Tanka-ful" for @hannahecutler for sharing!

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506. Feb 11, 2015
Business advice from Tanka president Mark Tilsen: "Never Stop Learning From Your Customers"
the Tanka Team
Social Venture Network interviewed our president, Mark Tilsen, about the best advice he never got.

It is a series that features leaders of companies who are members of SVN sharing their responses to the question: "The Best Advice I Never Got (more...)



508. Feb 10, 2015
Runner William Nelson lives life powerfully fueled by Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
William Andrew Nelson is a Tanka fan who has been following our social media for some time. He is now promoting the Tanka brand with his fitness goals.

Mr. Nelson attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he is currently an assistant couch (more...)



511. Feb 04, 2015
Tanka a hit at health fair at Whole Foods Market in Monterey, CA
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friend Cate Ritter of Cate's Nutrition Kitchen is a Certified Nutritionist and Kitchen Coach who has been offering her knowledge to various health locations around the US. She recently did the Whole Foods Market, Monterey Health Fair in California (more...)



512. Feb 03, 2015
"I liked them so much I decided to give them as a wedding gift"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
01.04.15 Love These Bars! By Meghan from Blairsville

I was introduced to these products a few years ago when I spent 2 weeks on the Pine Ridge Reservation with the Re-Member organization. They are wonderful (more...)



513. Jan 30, 2015
Tanka reaches the top of the Guadalupe Mountains
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We always love when our Tanka fans send, or post on social media, photos of them enjoying Tanka -- sometimes all over the world. Bloggers Katie Vannier and Chris Nanni posted the above photo on their Twitter page, @lovetripping (more...)



515. Jan 29, 2015
Grand-prize buffalo hide to be on display around the country
the Tanka Team
The Tanka Fund buffalo hide is coming to a venue near you! The Tanka Fund is a national campaign to return buffalo to the land, diets and economies of American Indian people. Enter to win Sonja's Holy Eagle's beautiful, hand-painted buffalo hide at tankafund (more...)



516. Jan 29, 2015
Great display of Tanka spotted at REI in Seattle
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka president Mark Tilsen is in Seattle this week and took this snapshot of our line of products at the REI flagship store . REI has been one of our wonderful retail partners since 2009 (more...)



518. Jan 29, 2015
Tanka Fund hand-painted buffalo hide on display at Costco shareholders meeting
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications


Our president Mark Tilsen is currently in Bellevue, WA, for Costco's 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting. The event was invitation only and the Tanka Fund buffalo hide is on display there for more than 1,000 Costco shareholders (more...)



520. Jan 28, 2015
Tanka a popular company at Whole Foods Southwest Vendor Fair
the Tanka Team
Tanka was invited to an exclusive Whole Foods Southwest Vendor Fair in Austin, Texas, featuring grocery team leaders from the Southwest Region this week.

We showcased our new products rolling out to Whole Foods, plus our famous Bars, Bites and Sticks (more...)



522. Jan 23, 2015
Life-sized bison reconstruction a feature attraction at NBA Winter Conference
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Tanka president Mark Tilsen, a board member of the National Bison Association Conservation Committee, is currently at the 2015 NBA Winter Conference in Denver, CO, this week.

He photographed this reconstruction of a male bison, used to educate the public (more...)



524. Jan 22, 2015
Tanka president to attend Costco shareholders meeting
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
On Jan. 29, the Tanka Fund buffalo hide will greet more than 1,000 Costco shareholders when they gather for their 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting in Bellevue, WA.

Native American Natural Foods was invited to participate in the meeting as being the subject of one of the most popular stories of 2014 printed by the Costco Connection Magazine (more...)



525. Jan 15, 2015
Gluten-free support group shows support of NEW TankaFund.Org Jerky
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our friends with the Hold the Gluten Support Group in Summerville, GA, recently shared our TankaFund.Org Turkey Buffalo Cranberry Jerky during their January meeting.

Ten percent of all the profits from TankaFund (more...)



527. Jan 15, 2015
My Journey Back: Navigating life after the "after" photo
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
There is nothing more humbling than watching yourself shift from completely focused to a fraction of that focus in just over two years.

I started my journey to health a little after becoming a member of the Tanka Team in 2010 (more...)



528. Jan 09, 2015
Paleo fan recommends Tanka for healthy protein
The Tanka Team
We always appreciate when you post your photos and experiences on social media expressing your love of our products. This photo came to us by way of #tankabar on Instagram from @robyn_damanti .

She wrote: "Started paleo again and was in need of a quick snack (more...)



530. Jan 07, 2015
AUTHENTIC: Know your roots
The Tanka Team
LIVE LIFE POWERFULLY! (more...)



532. Jan 06, 2015
Tanka nourishing refuel option for recent hike in Tennessee Valley
Jenice Johnson, assistant marketing and communications director
Many of our fans are active, fit folks who take our products with them while out and about on the trail. We recently saw this great shot taken by Instagram user @theangelpimentel of our Tanka Bar Slow Smoked Original in front of Tennessee Valley Trailhead in Mill Valley, CA (more...)



534. Jan 05, 2015
"We have always loved Tanka Bars and enjoy sharing them with others"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
12.04.14 New to product By John from Cincinnati

I have not yet received my first order but I'm very excited about an all natural product produced by a Native American company. Wishing you much success with all of your products and hoping to see that they take off huge with the general population (more...)



535. Dec 30, 2014
Tanka is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Perusing the photos around Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we found that some of you received, ordered or suggested Tanka products. From the Whole Foods Market in Lexington, KY, to folks who are fans of our partners over at Onnit , here are just a few images we discovered:

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537. Dec 22, 2014
NSS reps show support at UNFI Tabletop Vendor Meeting
the Tanka Team

Members of our Dallas, TX, Tanka team recently attended the UNFI Tabletop Vendor Meeting in Arlington, TX. We made great connections there and got reacquainted with retailers in which we already have strong relationships (more...)



538. Dec 22, 2014
UNFI reps show support at Tabletop Vendor Meeting
the Tanka Team

Members of our Dallas, TX, Tanka team recently attended the UNFI Tabletop Vendor Meeting in Arlington, TX. UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products

We had a great time getting reacquainted with retailers at the meeting and chatting with some of the UNFI team who support our company (more...)



539. Dec 22, 2014
Regifting was meant for fruitcake. Not buffalo.
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Never regift the best. (more...)



541. Dec 19, 2014
InterTribal Buffalo Council honors a leader in returning the herd
Mark A. Tilsen, president
Russell Eagle Bear was honored by the InterTribal Buffalo Council Board of Directors with a buffalo hide for his lifetime work to help return buffalo to tribal communities. Tanka would like to thank Russell and all the members of ITBC for their work to bring the buffalo back to over 60 tribes (more...)



543. Dec 18, 2014
Tanka team busy like Santa's elves this holiday
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
It was the last week before Christmas and all through the Tanka warehouse, all the team was stirring -- there was no time to sit about. The gift boxes were stuffed to the gills with great care, hoping that Tanka fans would soon be aware (more...)



545. Dec 18, 2014
AUTHENTIC: Let your voice be heard
the Tanka Team

LIVE LIFE POWERFULLY! (more...)



547. Dec 15, 2014
AUTHENTIC: Always challenge the bull
the Tanka Team

Live Life Powerfully! (more...)



549. Dec 10, 2014
Tanka is warrior fuel for new Onnit Academy
the Tanka Team

Woot! We are so proud of Onnit , our awesome business partners in the Onnit/Tanka alliance. They have recently launched Onnit Academy and debuted their NEW publication -- Onnit Academy Magazine. When you first open the issue you will see this GORGEOUS Warrior Bar double-truck spread (pictured in the top photo) (more...)



552. Dec 08, 2014
Member of the Tanka family graduates from Haskell Indian Nations University
the Tanka Team

We are proud to announce that Jacey Mesteth, our production manager Tonya Hunter's son (pictured with him), graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University last week with his bachelors in American Indian studies with an emphasis in Environmental Justice (more...)



554. Dec 04, 2014
Ferguson: How can we move forward?
the Tanka Team

Our assistant director of marketing and communications, Jenice Johnson, recently wrote an editorial that was published in her hometown newspaper, The Terrell Tribune , discussing the recent events in Ferguson, MO (more...)



555. Dec 04, 2014
Tanka family member fighting Carleton Complex fire celebrates birthday today
the Tanka Team

Jacey Mesteth, our production manager Tonya Hunter's son, is currently firefighting with South Dakota's Bear Mountain Hand Crew in Central Washington at the Carleton Complex wildfire. The fire has burned over 300,000 acres and is the largest in Washington history, according to the Seattle Times (more...)



557. Dec 04, 2014
Tanka spotted in Alexandria, VA
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Thanks to our friend Sylvia Zamora-Wright for this photo of Tanka at MOM's Organic Market - Alexandria in Virginia! We always appreciate receiving photos from all of you showing Tanka products at your favorite retailers (more...)



558. Dec 03, 2014
"Ordering was easy, getting them as Christmas gifts. Very good healthy snacks!"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
11.03.14 Great gift for my Paleo nephew By Ellen from Freehold

My nephew is a first year medical student trying to eat healthily on a small budget. He tries to stick to a Paleo diet for the most part (more...)



559. Dec 01, 2014
Tanka products spotted at Natural Grocers in Denton, TX
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We always appreciate when our fans share photos from all over the nation of our products at their favorite stores. Check us out at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage  in Denton, TX! Thanks, Jennifer Lafleur of CastleFlower , for the photo!

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561. Nov 26, 2014
Tanka CEO talks about the importance of bison on Native America Calling
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Tanka CEO, Karlene Hunter, was featured on a recent Native American Calling radio segment discussing the importance of bison. The show highlighted the sacredness of animals in the Native community.

From the segment: "Meat from animals can be used for celebrations and everyday meals (more...)



562. Nov 26, 2014
Tanka featured as a Native company promoting tradition and innovation
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are pleased to announce that Tanka Bar was mentioned in a recent article from civileats.com .

Written by By Adrien Schless-Meier, the article highlights Native companies, including Native American Natural Foods (more...)



564. Nov 25, 2014
Tanka president gifts Onnit CEO with Tanka Fund hand-made shirt to show appreciation
the Tanka Team
Our president Mark Tilsen presented this Tanka Fund buffalo hide shirt to Aubrey Marcus, CEO of Onnit during their Grand Opening of DeFranco's Gym at the Onnit Academy last weekend in Austin, TX. The shirt was hand-made and hand-painted by Ojibwe artist Charles Hilliard (more...)



566. Nov 21, 2014
Tanka retail partners Onnit promotes Tanka Fund, Native American Heritage Month
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are thrilled to announce the amazing support of our great retail partners, Onnit . As you may already know, Onnit partnered with Tanka for the very popular Warrior Bar earlier this year .

Onnit has offered a generous donation to the (more...)



567. Nov 19, 2014
VIDEO: Renowned Native artist discusses her process painting Tanka Fund buffalo hide
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Oglala Lakota artist Sonja Holy Eagle painted a buffalo hide to support the Tanka Fund campaign. This interview with Ms. Holy Eagle was filmed live at the 2014 Black Hills Powwow in Rapid City, South Dakota (more...)



569. Nov 17, 2014
Tanka Returns month in full force at Vermont co-op
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our Tanka Fund shippers are now located in various retailers all over the nation. Big thanks to our Twitter friend @OnlyGoodWorks for posting these photos of a display at our wonderful retail partners, Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction, VT (more...)



571. Nov 13, 2014
"More than the product, I love what Tanka Bar stands for..."
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
10.02.14 Ordering Tanka Bars By Jerry from winchester

Ever since I was at Pine Ridge I was going to order some of your products. Well after many months of procrastinating, I finally made it. I am looking forward to receiving my Tanka Bars (more...)



572. Nov 13, 2014
Tanka is "It" at Lunds and Byerly's supermarkets
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
One of our great retail partners, Lunds and Byerly's , recently placed Tanka products on their "It List." Currently, there are 11 Lunds and 11 Byerly's supermarkets in the Twin Cities and surrounding area (more...)



573. Nov 12, 2014
Tanka a top choice for what's new in golf gear
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Thanks to Cameron Healey of GolfToday Northwest for including us in the "What's New?" in golf gear section in the latest edition. Below is a quote from the article:

"Pack 'em in your golf bag and you're all set for healthy snacks that cost around $3 each (more...)



575. Nov 10, 2014
Healthy Active Natives founder fuels up with Warrior Bars
The Tanka Team
Our president Mark Tilsen sent a shipment of our Tanka Onnit Warrior Wars to Waylon Pee Pahona to help support his IRONMAN journey and other fitness-related events recently. Waylon is the founder of a very popular movement in the Native community -- the Healthy Active Natives group (more...)



577. Nov 07, 2014
"The Coscto Connection" magazine tells Tanka's story in September issue
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing


We told you once before that we were going to be featured in the September issue of The Costco Connection . The article is out now and you can read it here: (more...)



580. Nov 02, 2014
Tanka Returns Month kicks off in November
The Tanka Team
The Tanka Fund is our national campaign to return buffalo to the land, diets and economies of Native American people.

In November, this national retail campaign will feature a shipper display of Tanka products, a stocking stuffer with 3 flavors of Tanka Bars, and TankaFund (more...)



582. Oct 27, 2014
Pen pal's family keeps in touch, shares love of Tanka
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Since our marketing specialist Jason Stover has been with the company, he has been pen pals with Ted Bieth.

This past week, Ted wrote to Jason about his daughter Molly's (pictured with him above) 4-month trip in Billings, MO (more...)



584. Oct 22, 2014
Natural Specialty Sales team members from across nation visit Tanka headquarters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Tanka's continued success would not be possible without the team at Natural Specialty Sales , our wonderful broker partners.

NSS team members from all over the nation came to Tanka headquarters in Kyle, SD, to discuss future strategy and meet the Tanka Team (more...)



586. Oct 22, 2014
Tanka returns to Black Hills Powwow to celebrate new successes
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
The Tanka Team recently introduced the new TankaFund.org Jerky at the Black Hills Powwow in Rapid City, SD.

The booth was a success as many attendees tried and loved the new jerky in addition to learning more about the Tanka Fund , a national campaign to return buffalo to the land, diets and economies of American Indian people (more...)



589. Oct 17, 2014
Box Inc. now featuring Tanka Bar in office break rooms
the Tanka Team
We are happy to report that the online file sharing company, Box Inc. , has accepted our Tanka Bar products in their office break rooms. Tanka won a blind taste test hands down at the recent Box Snack Fair (more...)



591. Oct 16, 2014
Tanka Bar featured as one of the "10 Best New Gluten-Free Foods" on LIVESTRONG.COM
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
In a post by Patricia Bannan, MS, RD, Tanka Bar was named one of the "10 Best New Gluten-Free Foods" on LIVESTRONG.COM .

"For a more jerky-like version of a savory bar with a similar nutrition profile, try Tanka Bars, also relatively high in protein," Lola O'Rourke, M (more...)



593. Oct 06, 2014
Tanka Bars: "It was love at first bite!"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
09.03.14 Delicious! By Kimberly from Porterdale

Just ate one and immediately went to the website to order a box to be sent to my house. Ridiculously good! I live in the middle of nowhere and short of hunting for myself, these will do (more...)



594. Sep 26, 2014
California nutritionist shares her support of Tanka during traveling health workshops
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our friend Cate Ritter has been an advocate of our company and products for a while now. She is a nutritionist, kitchen coach, self-proclaimed passionate foodie and golf nut. Her business Cate's Nutrition Kitchen has lifestyle-based coaching programs "focused on energizing your body with nourishing, natural foods (more...)



596. Sep 23, 2014
MEME OF THE WEEK: Ta-TANKA on keeping up with the Joneses
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
He sure is snarky (more...)



598. Sep 23, 2014
Tanka shares the love at Austin, TX, Central Market locations
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
I recently had the opportunity to do a few tastings at Central Market locations in Austin, TX. Everyone was kind and for some shoppers, Tanka was their first time even trying bison meat.



Ruben

I really appreciated Ruben at Central Market - Westgate in Austin, Texas (more...)



600. Sep 19, 2014
REI in Austin learns more about the NEW Tanka Gourmet Buffalo Cranberry Jerky
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
I recently had the pleasure of being a part of the REI Gateway in Austin, TX, morning huddle. We are excited to announce that our Tanka Gourmet Buffalo Cranberry Jerky will be avail (more...)