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1401. Mar 28, 2011
Dallas ISD students make their mark for the pow wow 2011 season
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
The Dallas Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) hosted its annual student pow wow March 26, 2011 at Raul Quintanilla Middle School in Dallas, TX. Harold Rogers of KNON's Beyond Bows and Arrows , master of ceremonies for the pow wow, often commented on how traditional and impressive many of the participating students performed and carried themselves (more...)



1402. Mar 28, 2011
Rapid City Journal: Tanka team is "tasting success," continuing mission
the Tanka Team
The Rapid City Journal came out to the Tanka Bar headquarters in Kyle, SD, last week and featured the team. Along with providing a timeline of Tanka's success, the article gave an update on where the company is headed and its continued message (more...)



1404. Mar 24, 2011
Tanka team member Eugene Stover shares his sales experience
the Tanka Team
Meet Eugene Stover, a sales and customer care specialist at Tanka Bar. Eugene's responsibilities include making outbound calls promoting Tanka products to new businesses and making follow-up calls when samples are sent (more...)



1405. Mar 24, 2011
Tanka Bar takes in the sights along the Pedernales River in Johnson City, TX
the Tanka Team
Thanks to our Facebook friend, Trenton, for posting these photos of his recent camping trip to Pedernales Falls State Park , located along the banks of the scenic Pedernales River in Johnson City, TX (more...)



1406. Mar 23, 2011
Tanka Spotlight: Ravenswood Natural Health
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Since our launch in October 2007 we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1407. Mar 23, 2011
Tanka Bars a hit with all creatures, big and small
the Tanka Team
Larry, a very active Facebook fan, posted this photo of himself and his favorite "mato cikala" (Lakota for "little bear") statue. It appears that the two of them are big supporters of Tanka Bars. Thanks, Larry!

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1408. Mar 22, 2011
Tanka Bar travels from Alaska to Malaysia
the Tanka Team
We'd like to thank the Kung family for sending these photos of little Galvin Kung with the Tanka Bar in George Town, Penang Malaysia. The Kungs journeyed all the way from Alaska to Malaysia and Thailand recently and posted these photos to our Facebook page (more...)



1409. Mar 22, 2011
March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day: Help your family know the risks for Type 2 diabetes
The National Diabetes Education Program
Anybody can develop diabetes, but some people are more at risk than others. For example, if you are American Indian or Alaska Native, and have a family history of diabetes, you are at increased risk for developing the disease, especially if a close family member -- mother, father, brother, or sister -- has diabetes (more...)



1410. Mar 18, 2011
Jodi Bailey first rookie musher to complete Yukon Quest and Iditarod, back to back
Tim Looney, The Loon's Mushing Report
Note: We have been tracking the progress of dog sled racer and Tanka Bar fan, Jodi Bailey, during both her runs at Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. She included Tanka products in her drop off bags at checkpoints for both races (more...)



1411. Mar 18, 2011
Iditarod musher Jodi Bailey is racing to make history
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Jodi Bailey, a big supporter of Tanka Bar, has almost completed the over 1,150-mile Iditarod Great Sled Race. We have been tracking her progress on iditarod.com and via Facebook friend Tim Looney. Jodi just completed the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest last month and placed seventh (more...)



1412. Mar 16, 2011
UNFI co-founder Michael Funk visits Tanka team at Expo West
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Michael Funk, co-founder and chairman of United Natural Foods, Inc. , stopped by the Tanka Bar booth at Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in California last weekend.

Mr. Funk was the founder and president of Mountain People's Warehouse before the company merged with Cornucopia Natural Foods, Inc (more...)



1413. Mar 15, 2011
Year 4 a good one for Tanka at Expo West 2011
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
The Tanka Team just attended its fourth Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The team exhibited with our partners from the American Indian Foods program of the Intertribal Agriculture Council (more...)



1415. Mar 15, 2011
Fasten your seat belts and make sure your Tanka is in the upright position
the Tanka Team
Our Facebook friend Livingston was at the Boston Logan Airport recently and was headed to Fort Myers, FL, for a Red Sox spring training game. He shared this photo with us and let everyone know that Tanka Bites were "The best airplane food ever!"

Thanks for the photo, Livingston!

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1416. Mar 15, 2011
The Primal Pursuit: Survived to week 21
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Tanka Bar team member Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager, is searching for her inner cavewoman. This was a direct result from reading up on primal and paleo diets after Mark Sisson, an advocate for the primal lifestyle, offered Tanka products up in a giveaway on his site marksdailyapple (more...)



1417. Mar 11, 2011
University of Alaska Fairbanks students share photo op with Tanka and a polar bear
the Tanka Team
Thanks to Sarah McConnell, program manager/faculty of the Troth Yeddha' Nutrition Project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, for sending us this photo of a few of her students in the program. The Troth Yeddha' Nutrition Project is a Rural Nutrition Services program at the university that gives students an opportunity to learn healthy eating and lifestyles while also offering useable college curriculum (more...)



1418. Mar 10, 2011
Tanka spotted at Connecticut's Fiddleheads Food Co-op
the Tanka Team
We'd like to thank Marco Frucht for sending us this photo of one of our displays at Fiddleheads Food Co-op in New London, CT. Fiddleheads hosted a Tanka tasting March 5, which Marco attended.

"When I got to the Tanka Bar display at Fiddleheads this afternoon there weren't many samples left but I had a few," he said (more...)



1419. Mar 10, 2011
Coca-Cola truck gets stuck at Tanka headquarters
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We really appreciate the driver of this Coca-Cola truck for being a great sport and letting us post these photos, which Tonya Hunter, production manager, captured with her cellphone.

Apparently he got stuck in the snow in front of the Tanka Bar headquarters in Kyle, SD, recently on his way making deliveries (more...)



1420. Mar 04, 2011
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for Febuary
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
02.01.11 Great product! By Cody J.
These are fantastic. For someone with Celiac, like me, finding good tasting gluten-free bars is difficult. Tanka bars are the best I have found.

02.04.11 Gift basket By Bernyce from Warm Springs
I received my order very quickly & just as quickly it was gone! All Tanka items were delicious! I shared with co-workers, who enjoyed the Tanka treats (more...)



1421. Mar 03, 2011
MMA fighter and philanthropist Curtis Hembroff teams up with Tanka Bar
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Curtis Hembroff, an Alaska mixed martial arts fighter, has been named one of Native American Natural Food's first Tanka Warriors. The Tanka Warriors are a team of independent promoters who are using their fame and notoriety to help spread the word about Tanka Bar and its battle for active, healthy lifestyles (more...)



1422. Mar 02, 2011
UC-Santa Barbara Excursion Club strikes a pose in Tanka gear
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
We'd like to give a special thanks to Hanna Mendoza of Excursion Santa Barbara for sending this photo. The group is an adventure club at the University of California Santa Barbara. There are more than 82 students in this photo so click this link to see a bigger version of it: The Excursion Club

(more...)



1423. Mar 01, 2011
Native biennial film festival to feature record number of Native women filmmakers
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
The 2011 Native American Film + Video Festival at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York will bring an indigenous hemisphere together. The free festival, which takes place from March 31 to April 3, celebrates the diversity and expression of contemporary Native filmmaking (more...)



1424. Feb 25, 2011
The Primal Pursuit: The nervous interview
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Tanka Bar team member Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager, is searching for her inner cavewoman. This was a direct result from reading up on primal and paleo diets after Mark Sisson, an advocate for the primal lifestyle, offered Tanka products up in a giveaway on his site marksdailyapple (more...)



1425. Feb 25, 2011
The Primal Pursuit: New Year's Resolutions
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Our newest Tanka Bar team member Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager, is searching for her inner cavewoman. This was a direct result from reading up on primal and paleo diets after Mark Sisson, an advocate for the primal lifestyle, offered Tanka products up in a giveaway on his site marksdailyapple (more...)



1426. Feb 25, 2011
The Primal Pursuit: Primal Flu
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Tanka Bar team member Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager, is searching for her inner cavewoman. This was a direct result from reading up on primal and paleo diets after Mark Sisson, an advocate for the primal lifestyle, offered Tanka products up in a giveaway on his site marksdailyapple (more...)



1427. Feb 25, 2011
The Primal Pursuit: Conquering a primal pizza
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Tanka Bar team member Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager, is searching for her inner cavewoman. This was a direct result from reading up on primal and paleo diets after Mark Sisson, an advocate for the primal lifestyle, offered Tanka products up in a giveaway on his site marksdailyapple (more...)



1428. Feb 24, 2011
Tanka builds bridges with UC-Santa Barbara American Indian engineering group
the Tanka Team
We'd like to give a special thanks to Serra, vice-president of American Indian Science & Engineering Society at the University of California Santa Barbara for sending us these photos.

Serra wrote:
"We opened up the packages as a group this evening at one of our socials and we wanted to say thank you!"

Tanka Bar products are now available at The Arbor (more...)



1429. Feb 24, 2011
Yukon musher Jodi Bailey checks in before big Iditarod race
the Tanka Team
Jodi Bailey, a supporter of Tanka Bar, just finished seventh place in the 2011 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race in Alaska out of 13 finishing teams. Not bad for a rookie in such a challenging race (more...)



1430. Feb 24, 2011
Sled dog racer Jodi Bailey hits Alaskan trail with Tanka
the Tanka team
Jodi Bailey, an instructor for the Interior Aleutians Campus of University of Alaska Fairbanks, is a big fan of Tanka. She is also a dog runner with Dew Claw Kennel in Chatanika, AK, along with her partner Dan Kaduce (more...)



1431. Feb 23, 2011
Nature's Market in Melbourne, FL, are new retailers
the Tanka team
We were really excited to meet Richard and Leigh of Nature's Market at the KeHe Summer Selling Show! They are now new customers and love the products. Good news, Florida! (more...)



1432. Feb 23, 2011
Middleton, WI, class learns about Native culture, shows Tanka pride
the Tanka Team
Thanks so much to Bob Coyne for sharing this photo on our Facebook profile page . This is Mrs. Coyne's fourth-grade class at Sauk Trail School in Middleton, WI.

Bob wrote that the class is "...enjoying Tanka Bars and Lakota fry bread while learning all they can during their unit on Native Americans (more...)



1433. Feb 23, 2011
Tanka Spotlight: No Name Nutrition
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

From left to right: DeLynn Hurley, Todd Hurley, Dave Wingert with KGOR (99.9 FM), Nancy Hurley and Joshua Hurley

RETAILER : No Name Nutrition

LOCATION : 2032 N. 72nd St., Omaha, NE, 68134

PERSON INTERVIEWED : Todd Hurley, co-owner

No Name Nutrition Markets have been family-owned and operated since March of 1976 and has three generations of fa (more...)



1434. Feb 23, 2011
Three elders, a century of inspiration
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
When Maria Hinton was born in 1910, every Oneida family spoke the language of their ancestors -- and at age 100, she has lived to make digital recordings in her language that can be heard on the world the Internet (more...)



1435. Feb 23, 2011
Fort Worth, TX, Native students explore sustainability and art
the Tanka Team
Tanka Bar recently provided snacks to the Native American Science and Technology Using Materials from Land Art Camp in Texas which is a part of the Fort Worth Independent School District's American Indian Education Program (more...)



1436. Feb 23, 2011
UC-Santa Barbara American Indian Student Association gives Tanka an A+
the Tanka Team
We'd like to give a special thanks to Alaina E. Roberts, Chair of the American Indian Student Association at the University of California Santa Barbara, for sending us this photo.

Alaina wrote:
"Everyone loved the samples you sent us (more...)



1437. Feb 17, 2011
Big Tanka on University of California campus
the Tanka Team
We'd like to give a special thanks to Fernanda with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at the University of California Santa Barbara for sending us this photo of her organization in our T-shirts (more...)



1438. Feb 17, 2011
CEO Karlene Hunter featured in this month's Native Peoples Magazine
the Tanka Team
We are really proud of Karlene Hunter, co-founder and CEO at Native American Natural Foods. She is featured in the January/February edition of Native Peoples Magazine .

In the photo above, Karlene (front row, center) is joined by (front row, L-R) Karlene Janis and Rachel Hunter (more...)



1440. Feb 16, 2011
Consider a campfire with your favorite Tanka this camping season
the Tanka Team
We nearly forgot to post this suggestion from Betty Mitchell Hargraves, a Facebook friend in Oklahoma, who emailed us about a new way to try Tanka Bars -- roasted on an open fire! With camping season upon us, why not give it a try?

Betty wrote:

"Have you ever heard of anyone roasting Tanka Bars on an open fire? My husband and I were at my parents' cabin recently, waiting for the wood stove to warm the house up (more...)



1441. Feb 14, 2011
Hit the meat department at Sunflower Farmers Markets for Tanka
the Tanka Team
We'd like to thank Chris Mathewson for sending this photo of our family of products for sale at Sunflower Farmers Market in Boulder, CO.

Chris Mathewson is Vice President - New Brands Team with Acosta/Natural Specialty Sales, our great broker partner (more...)



1442. Feb 10, 2011
Tempting treats at the KeHe Show
the Tanka team
Now we know we shouldn't, but it was hard to resist. There is so much sweet temptation at this KeHe Summer Selling Show in Dallas, TX. Everywhere we look, there is something new to try. But we'll try to keep our self control (more...)



1443. Feb 10, 2011
Even more Tanka to come to New Orleans, LA
the Tanka team
Amy with Mardi Gras Zone in New Orleans, LA, came by our booth at the KeHe Summer Selling Show in Dallas, TX, and told us how much she believes in our products. So much so, in fact, she said she wanted to display our products even better at her store and ordered a spinner (more...)



1444. Feb 08, 2011
KeHe Summer Selling Show a hit in Dallas, TX
Jenice
We are having a great time at the KeHe Summer Selling Show in Dallas, TX. Tomorrow is our last day and we are doing really well so far with lots of grazers and interested retailers. In fact we've booked several sales! (more...)



1445. Feb 04, 2011
Frozen scenes, relaxing sounds from South Dakota's Spearfish Canyon
the Tanka team
Joe Rainboth over at The Black Hills Travel blog , and an administrator on the Black Hills Facebook , regularly posts photos and videos from the area. This is a beautiful capture of the Roughlock Falls area and Spearfish Canyon (more...)



1446. Feb 03, 2011
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for January
Jason Stover Marketing Specialist
01.01.11 The Bar By James from Windsor
I was up at Red Cloud Mission outside of Pine Ridge when I purchased my first bar. Was amazed at how good they tasted and what a great idea to help the people at Pine Ridge (more...)



1447. Feb 03, 2011
Fun. Fast. Fabulous gluten-free football food
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP
It's that time of year again. Football fans are gearing up and getting ready for the big game. Do you know what you're making?

Better yet, do you know what you'll be eating? Chances are probably not (more...)



1448. Feb 01, 2011
Pine Ridge community gathers together to plan a sustainable future
the Tanka team
The kickoff meeting to discuss the new sustainable planning grant recently awarded to Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation took place Jan. 12 at Oglala Lakota College near Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Reservation (more...)



1449. Jan 31, 2011
Bison emerges from snowy depths
the Tanka team
Forget snowmen! Thanks to Facebook friend Dave for posting this photo of a snow tatanka on our page. This bison apparently was "there all along" and was waiting to make his debut from a pile of snow (more...)



1451. Jan 31, 2011
Rural Alaskans learn to live healthy while getting first taste of college
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
For some Native students in Alaska, the gateway to higher education starts with nutrition.

The Troth Yeddha' Nutrition Project, a Rural Nutrition Services program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, gives students an opportunity to learn healthy eating and lifestyles while also offering useable college curriculum (more...)



1452. Jan 28, 2011
You told us to change the Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend wrapper and we did
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
Because so many customers and retailers told us they were having trouble telling the difference between the Tanka Bar Traditional packaging and the Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend packaging, we decided to redesign the wrapper (more...)



1454. Jan 28, 2011
Check out the flyer: Tanka on sale at all Gelson's Super Markets through Feb. 1
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications
You can now find Tanka products at all 18 Gelson's Super Market locations in California. Brothers Bernard and Eugene Gelson founded the store in 1951 as "an extraordinary grocery shopping experience for discerning consumers," according to Gelson's website (more...)



1455. Jan 25, 2011
Tanka Bar staffer Jason Stover gets real about marketing
the Tanka team
Meet Jason Stover, our marketing specialist at Tanka Bar. Jason's responsibilities include updating social network websites, including MySpace and Twitter , as well as writing, photography and production for Tanka sites (more...)



1457. Jan 22, 2011
Tanka Gift basket
Nick L.
I have just received my gift basket and tried the Tanka wild sticks,and the Tanka bites. I love them,nice and moist and very flavorful. Not hard and dry like most beef sticks ect. I will definitely be buying more (more...)



1458. Jan 21, 2011
Two times the Tanka at Skagit Valley Food Co-op
the Tanka team
We'd like to thank Lori Brandt and Michelle Rochelle for sending this photo of our family of products for sale at Skagit Valley Food Co-op in Mount Vernon, WA. Skagit Valley is a not-for-profit, member-owned business, dedicated to bringing natural, wholesome foods to the community at low prices (more...)



1459. Jan 20, 2011
Photographer and travel enthusiast documents snowy trip to Kyle, SD
the Tanka team


Brian Brandt of Rapid City, SD took these beautiful photographs during his recent drive down to Kyle, SD, home of the Tanka Bar HQ.



For more of Brian's photos, see his travel blog: (more...)



1461. Jan 19, 2011
Birgil Kills Straight shares his wisdom at sustainable planning meeting
the Tanka team
The kickoff meeting to discuss the new sustainable planning grant recently awarded to Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation took place Jan. 12 at Oglala Lakota College near Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Reservation (more...)



1462. Jan 18, 2011
Martha Redbone charts her own distinctive course, marches to her own beat
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
New York -- Recording artist Martha Redbone's Native American-infused soul is all her own.

Redbone is an independent artist who is as likely to include a powwow drum as she is jazz riffs in her highly danceable music (more...)



1463. Jan 18, 2011
Clean up on Aisle #4?
the Tanka team
At Native American Natural Foods, we are all about figuring out how to stretch the budget as far as possible, but production manager/direct mail Tonya Hunter finally drew the line when she put in a requisition for a new mop (more...)



1465. Jan 16, 2011
Greensburg-type community in planning for Pine Ridge Reservation
the Tanka Team
More than 100 people came out to the Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, this week to discuss the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant that Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation recently received (more...)



1467. Jan 14, 2011
Our newest fan is almost the size of the Tanka Bar
The Tanka Team
We are happy to report that our Tanka Facebook friend Caitlin has given birth to a 2-pound, 3-ounces baby girl named Kaylolee. You may remember Caitlin from the photo of her dog >&storyid=187976§ionname=Pictures&commentbox=" target="story">we posted who also digs Tanka (more...)



1468. Jan 14, 2011
Tanka partners to help IGNITE even more success in 2011
The Tanka Team
Two of our newest partners, Kent Pilakowski and Bruce Hickie from IGNITE Sales Management, visited our headquarters in Kyle, SD, this week to discuss future initiatives for the Tanka brand.

IGNITE, which "focuses on the natural/organic and specialty products industries and works with clients of all sizes and needs," was on Pine Ridge Reservation to kickoff Native American Natural Foods' 2011 sales plan (more...)



1469. Jan 13, 2011
Tips for traveling with diabetes
The Lifescript Editorial Staff
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, American Indian and Alaska Native adults are 2.3 times as likely as white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes (more...)



1470. Jan 12, 2011
Tanka Spotlight: Huckleberry's Natural Market
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Since our launch in October 2007 we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1471. Jan 12, 2011
Pint-sized fan insists on Tanka Bars for travel food
The Tanka Team
This is Liv and she is at Huckleberry's in Spokane, WA in this photo. She is a big fan of Tanka Bars. So much so that when she and her mother Jessa were shopping for travel snacks, she was adamant that Tanka Bars should be on the list too (more...)



1472. Jan 11, 2011
Beauty of The Black Hills captured by South Dakota hiker, photographer
The Tanka Team
Joe Rainboth over at The Black Hills Travel blog , and an administrator on the Black Hills Facebook , regularly posts photos from the area.

The Black Hills are are a small, isolated mountain range which rises from the Great Plains in western South Dakota and extends into Wyoming (more...)



1474. Jan 07, 2011
Busy and fit father puts Tanka Bar on the top of his list
The Tanka Team
Sean Barker, a nationally certified personal trainer, has dedicated an entire website called Dad Fitness for busy dads who want to get healthy and stay in shape. He also named Tanka Bar as one of his top favorite things for 2010 and did a great video review of our products which you can see above this post (more...)



1475. Jan 07, 2011
Gluten-free blogger touts Tanka for customer service, delicious flavor
The Tanka Team
Carrie, a gluten-free writer over at the blog Ginger Lemon Girl , did a great review of >" target="story">Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites . She (more...)



1476. Jan 05, 2011
Tanka Spotlight: Abby's Health & Nutrition
The Tanka Team
Since our launch in October 2007 we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1477. Jan 05, 2011
Tanka's Top 10 Customer Comments for December
Jason Stover Marketing Specialist
12.04.10 Good stuff. By John from Tiburon
Family of six, including 4 kids, really enjoying your product out here. Ever thought of making a bar with cranberries that are not sweetened? (Realize it would be more tart, but would likely appeal to folks on low-sugar and low-carb diets (including diabetics and the followers of Atkins, The Zone, etc (more...)



1478. Jan 04, 2011
Essay contest for American Indian high school students announced
Kara Briggs, American Indian News Service
Washington, D.C. -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is joining with the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation to launch the sixth-annual Young Native Writers Essay Contest, which invites Native American youth to speak out on issues affecting their tribal communities (more...)



1479. Jan 04, 2011
FITBOMB paleo blogger takes Tanka to work
The Tanka Team
Before the holidays we discovered a cool paleo blog: FITBOMB . Paleo eaters avoid grains and sugar as well as unprocessed foods.

As the FITBOMB blogger describes himself on his Twitter account , he is a "Husband (more...)



1480. Jan 03, 2011
Tanka fans share snowy images from across the US
The Tanka Team
Winter is really making its presence known and we have cool Facebook friends who don't mind sharing what the weather is like in their neck of the woods. These photos come from all over the states. Big thanks to Jodi Bailey of Dew Claw Kennel , Francine WomanDress, Lissie Payne of Restoring the Hoop , Danielle Deon and (more...)



1481. Jan 03, 2011
Let wild buffalo inspire you in 2011
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
It's the first of the year which means it's time for a new calendar!

What better way to mark off your days than with buffalo, beautifully photographed in their element. Our Wild Bison 2011 Calendar features quotes from Lakota leaders and elders, bison experts and preservationists to accompany each photo (more...)



1482. Dec 30, 2010
Oglala Lakota seeks sustainable future with HUD grant
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell contributed to this story

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will kick off 2011 with a week-long agenda to discuss the $996,100 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant it was awarded in October to work in partnership with many tribal agencies, non-profits, experts and Oglala people to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (more...)



1483. Dec 29, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Super Bear Supermarket
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Since our launch in October 2007 we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1484. Dec 28, 2010
Alaskan mushers ride the trail with Tanka Bars
Jodi Bailey, story and photo
NOTE: Jodi Bailey, a competitive long-distance dog musher, is a Facebook friend and a big fan of Tanka. She will be doing the Iditarod Sled dog race this year. Here she talks about riding with Tanka Bars on the trail and the importance of nutrition during the sport (more...)



1485. Dec 24, 2010
The Primal Pursuit: The Holiday Edition
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Our newest Tanka Bar team member Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager, is searching for her inner cavewoman. This was a direct result from reading up on primal and paleo diets after Mark Sisson, an advocate for the primal lifestyle, offered Tanka products up in a giveaway on his site marksdailyapple (more...)



1486. Dec 22, 2010
'Stuck in the smoke hole of our tipi'
Shoshoni Elder Oldhands
This video is circulating across Twitter and gave us quite a laugh. Hope your holiday is a good one!

Follow us on TWITTER (more...)



1488. Dec 22, 2010
Tanka Facebook friend builds melt-free snowman
Doug, a Tanka fan
Even though some states are already covered in snow just in time for the official first day of winter next week, it isn't snowing everywhere of course. So when we asked our Facebook friends and fans for snowy photos, Doug of South Georgia got creative (more...)



1490. Dec 22, 2010
Tanka fan shares photographs of South Dakota wildlife
Lissie Payne, photos
I know it's winter, but we thought these beautiful photos from Lissie Payne of Spirit Dog Photo would be a nice reminder of South Dakota's beauty. Mrs. Payne, who has photographed several years of South Dakota scenery, is a freelance photographer and works with the organization, Restoring the Hoop (more...)



1492. Dec 22, 2010
Why thank YOU, MaMa Jean's
The Tanka Team
We always love hearing from our retailers. Here is a "thank you" note from MaMa Jean's Natural Market . We appreciate MaMa Jean's support and taking the time to send us this letter.

Are you a retailer who wants to send us props? Email jenicejohnson@tankabar (more...)



1493. Dec 21, 2010
Museum to invite kids to come and play
American Indian News Service
NOTE: The National Museum of the American Indian is a Tanka retail partner and offers Tanka products in all of its gift shops and cafes.

Washington, D.C. -- A third-floor gallery in the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is being renovated into an interactive children's exhibition space (more...)



1494. Dec 20, 2010
What NOT to give your friends of color
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Checking out a local antique store this weekend, we came across these figurines in a glass display. They just seemed to be screaming for a photo op. Happy holidays! (more...)



1496. Dec 16, 2010
Tanka Spotlight: Back to Basics Organics
Jenice Johnson, marketing and communications manager
Since our launch in October 2007 we have been privileged to work with outstanding retail partners. These folks are so passionate about their businesses and their customers we decided we needed to share their unique stories (more...)



1497. Dec 16, 2010
Tanka Healthy Family Gift Basket lands chiropractor's gift list
The Tanka Team
Dr. Ron Spallone, a Colorado chiropractor and blogger at denverchiropractor.com , posted a recommendation of our >
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Dr. Spallone wrote:

"I love the West and everything that it stands for (more...)



1499. Dec 16, 2010
'The Primal Blueprint' author Mark Sisson recommends Tanka for holidays
The Tanka Team
We are so excited to announce that Mark Sisson of Mark's Daily Apple has recommended Tanka Bar as one of his holiday gift suggestions to support a Primal lifestyle. Sisson is autho (more...)