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501. 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...)



502. 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...)



504. 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...)



505. 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...)



506. 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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508. 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...)



509. 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...)



511. 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...)



513. 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...)



514. 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...)



516. 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...)



518. 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...)



519. 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...)



520. 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...)



522. 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...)



524. 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...)



527. 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...)



529. 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...)



531. 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...)



533. 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...)



536. 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...)



538. 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...)



540. 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...)



541. 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...)



543. 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...)



545. 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...)



547. 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...)



549. Sep 17, 2014
Whole Foods Global Grocery buyer at home on the Rez
the Tanka Team
Although it's fall 2014, we're heavily into our planning for 2015. So, we were happy to have Matt Jimenez, Whole Foods Market Global Grocery Buyer, spend a couple of days with us at our Kyle, SD, headquarters visioning the future (more...)



551. Sep 16, 2014
Google and Square, Inc. offices now offering Tanka to employees
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are so happy to add Google and Square, Inc. to our list of corporate partners!
And we are thrilled to be nourishing their teams in the employee break rooms and cafeterias.

Tanka products have been accepted into the Google offices in Mountain View, CA (headquarters) and New York, NY, as well as Square, Inc (more...)



552. Sep 15, 2014
Native graduate student from UC Santa Cruz interviews Tanka team
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Cecily Engelhart (Ihanktonwan-Yankton Sioux Tribe) from Greenwood, SD, stopped by our office for a visit. She is a Social Documentarian graduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz and this is her first year in the two-year program (more...)



554. Sep 08, 2014
Little fans share their big love of Tanka
the Tanka Team
We love when you all share photos of you enjoying our Tanka products, especially your kiddos! This adorable photo was posted to our Facebook page this week. Thanks to Rebecca Fisher for sharing this photo of her girls, of Cheyenne heritage, at Whole Foods Market in San Luis Obispo, CA!


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556. Sep 05, 2014
"They're light, compact, well packaged, and delicious"
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
08.01.14 deeply in love with TANKA bars By Kelly from San Jose

At a convenience store during a long road trip through Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana, I encountered my first TANKA bar and I was immediately impressed (more...)



557. Sep 04, 2014
Find Tanka in two sections within Lunds and Byerly's stores
Jenice Johnson
Thanks to Calley Donath-Beardsley, one of our great broker partners at Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales , for this photo of our Tanka Bars in the energy bar set of Lunds & Byerly's . Our Tanka Bites are also located in the stores' jerky set (more...)



559. Sep 02, 2014
Tanka a hit at the St. Paul's Byerly's
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Lunds & Byerly's, a grocery chain found all over the Twin Cities, has a total of 23 stores and we are in all of them.

Our president Mark Tilsen recently noticed that our Tanka Bars went pretty fast at the St (more...)



560. Aug 21, 2014
Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations honors Tanka CEO with Lifetime Achievement Award
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Karlene Hunter, Native American Natural Foods CEO and co-founder, was honored this week by Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations at their 10th annual WEWIN Conference in Las Vegas. The organization works to provide knowledge, support and resources to native women in order to achieve success in their personal and professional lives (more...)



563. Aug 20, 2014
Tanka president featured in the summer/fall 2014 edition of USA Today's "Hunt & Fish" magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods, is quoted in the current edition of Hunt & Fish magazine -- a publication that reaches about 4.5 million readers. The article Mr. Tilsen is featured in is titled "The New Face of Game Prep (more...)



565. Aug 18, 2014
Whole Foods Market supplier fair welcomes Tanka as exhibitor
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our leadership team represented Tanka recently at the Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain Region 2014 Colorado Supplier Fair at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. It was a successful show and many attendees were big fans of Tanka products (more...)



567. Aug 15, 2014
The tale of Payton and the Tanka factory
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
Payton Skye Brave Heart, one of the original Tanka Bar babies and our president Mark Tilsen's grandson, stopped by our headquarters recently for a visit.

First he checked in with Eugene Stover, inside sales manager, and Jason Stover, marketing specialist (more...)



569. Aug 13, 2014
Amazon.com Tanka customer leaves poetry as positive review
the Tanka Team
We get a lot of great comments and reviews here on our site as well as on retailer sites where our products are for sale.

While doing some perusing on Amazon.com, one of our great retailer partners, we discovered that one commenter decided to leave a poem (more...)



571. Aug 11, 2014
Creator of popular web series shows off her Tanka pride
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications
We recently received the tweet posted above from our friend Azie Mira Dungey of the tongue-in-cheek web series Ask A Slave . Ms Dungey, an actress, writer and producer, portrays the fictional character Lizzie Mae -- a housemaid to George and Martha Washington (more...)



572. Aug 06, 2014
"Tanka Bars are delicious. They are my favorite hiking treats."
Jason Stover Marketing Specialist
07.01.14 Love you guys! By Lecia from Riverside

Learned about Tanka from a friend. Checked them out and FANTASTIC! It's hard to find good Paleo stuff! After checking out the website, I knew this was a company I wanted to support - thanks and keep up the good work!

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573. Aug 01, 2014
SPINS gives Tanka a nod as favorite healthy treat at their office headquarters
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

SPINS , the leading provider of retail consumer insights; analytics and consulting for the Natural; Organic and Specialty Products Industry, posted on our Facebook page this week that we are a favorite snack at their office (more...)



575. Jul 29, 2014
Tanka CEO to receive empowerment award in August
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are excited to announce that Karlene Hunter, Native American Natural Foods CEO and co-founder, is a 2014 Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN) honoree. The organization works to provide knowledge, support and resources to native women in order to achieve success in their personal and professional lives (more...)



577. Jul 24, 2014
Tanka on the movie set of the anticipated "The Ronnie BoDean Project"
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our Tanka products were on the movie set of The Ronnie BoDean Project ! The scene depicted in these photos called for jerky and Joe Hopkins (Graphic Designer/B-Roll Cameraman pictured on the left) suggested using our Tanka Gourmet Buffalo Cranberry Jerky instead of creating custom packaging for the jerky (more...)



579. Jul 24, 2014
World Wildlife Fund team meets with Tanka company, discusses Tanka Fund
Jenice Johnson
Representatives of the World Wildlife Fund visited our Tanka headquarters recently to meet with our CEO, Karlene Hunter, and president, Mark Tilsen.

WWF is the world's leading conservation organization, works in 100 countries and is supported by 1 (more...)



581. Jul 17, 2014
Tanka team completes week-long strategy meetings at headquarters
the Tanka Team

Tanka is growing bigger and bigger every day and to keep up with that growth the team recently met to discuss the future of the company. This year is already shaping up to be a successful one with 2015 looking even better with many changes coming up and our employee ownership program becoming more defined (more...)



583. Jul 16, 2014
Find Tanka in the deli department at Whole Foods in San Francisco
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Check out this huge display of our Tanka products in the deli department at Whole Foods on 4th St. in San Francisco, CA. Thanks again to Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales , one of our wonderful broker partners, for the photo (more...)



584. Jul 15, 2014
Enmark rolling out Tanka Bars to all 59 locations in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are excited to announce that Tanka Bars will soon be found in all 59 Enmark store locations in the coming weeks! All three Tanka Bar flavors will be available as part of a new 8-foot natural food snack set in the stores (more...)



586. Jul 14, 2014
Help Tanka win a national ad campaign worth $15,000
the tanka Team

Our CEO Karlene Hunter is a contestant in Specialty Food's second annual "My Story. My Ad" contest. The grand prize is a national ad campaign worth $15,000! Please visit the link to our story and register to vote for us (more...)



588. Jul 11, 2014
Pine Ridge Area 4-H inspires rodeo champions in training
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
Our director of marketing and communications, Linda Crider, has been at our headquarters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this week for strategic meetings with the team. While visiting, she had the opportunity to photograph the Pine Ridge Area 4-H Play Day Rodeo (more...)



590. Jul 09, 2014
Tribal members and film director take tour of Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
Chris Korpi, who has a BS in Geological Engineering, loves Tanka Bars and claims to have lost over 70 pounds eating them.

He is the assistant vice president for Native American Relations and Business Development at Business Intelligence Systems Solutions , a company that came to visit our headquarters this week (more...)



592. Jul 09, 2014
Tanka's story to reach over 8 million people in September thanks to Costco
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
We are excited to announce that Tanka will be featured in the September edition of The Costco Connection , which is distributed to more than 8 million people every month.

Reporter Hana Medina visited Tanka headquarters to interview the team, learn about our mission and spent time seeing the buffalo herd on our home reservation of Pine Ridge (more...)



594. Jul 07, 2014
Summer season continues to bring fascinating visitors to Tanka headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
It has been some time since I was nervous doing a tour of the Tanka Bar headquarters. I had no clue we were going to be filmed, but S.A.G.E. (Studies Abroad for Global Education) didn't want to miss a thing (more...)



595. Jul 03, 2014
Wall of Tanka tells the buffalo story at Whole Foods Dublin in Columbus, OH
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing
It appears the team at the Whole Foods Dublin store in Columbus, OH, have created a Wall of Tanka! And they are making sure their customers know about our new Tanka Fund and its mission to return buffalo to the lands, diets and economies of American Indian people (more...)



596. Jul 01, 2014
Find Tanka products at Oliver's Market in Santa Rosa, CA
the Tanka Team

Thanks again to James Clouse, one of our great broker partners at Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales , for this photo of our Tanka Bites and Tanka Bars at the Montecito location of Oliver's Market in Santa Rosa, CA (more...)



598. Jun 24, 2014
Tanka named BEST PALEO BAR by Delicious Living Magazine
Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Delicious Living Magazine has named Tanka Bar BEST PALEO BAR in its 2014 Best Bite Awards. These awards feature the top natural, organic and healthy living packaged food and beverage products now available on store shelves (more...)



600. Jun 20, 2014
116 Raley's to roll out Tanka Bars in August
the Tanka Team

We are excited to announce that Raley's Supermarkets , based in California, has decided to add Tanka Bars to the Sports Bar section in 116 stores. Four of the stores will feature the Slow-Smoked Original flavor only, and 112 will feature all three flavors - Spicy Pepper, Apple Orange Peel and Original (more...)