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Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Film crew interviews Native American Natural Foods
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
They all live in different parts of the United States but met met last year at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, filming the water protectors. I would like to believe that is when they had a chance to try our Tanka Bar products because we donated several pallets (more...)



Posted on Nov 14, 2017
Local woman from Kyle, SD completes Alcatraz swim
the Tanka team
Last month Samantha White of Kyle, SD, the location of our headquarters on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, participated in the big Alcatraz Swim in San Francisco. Below she shares her account of her journey, which she powered with Tanka from us as part of PATHSTAR -- a program that addresses the obesity, heart disease and diabetes epidemic within Native American communities (more...)



Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Runner and suicide prevention advocate inspires his Native community
Waylon Pahona
Dirk Whitebreast from the Meskwaki Nation grew up in Iowa. In 2011 Dirk ran 10 marathons in 30 days.

Dirk was never a runner and he expressed how he would run at night due to being embarrassed about his weight (more...)



Posted on Sep 26, 2017
Our friends from Natural Specialty Sales stop by headquarters
Jason Stover, marketing specialist
JP from Natural Specialty Sales, pictured on the left, stopped by recently to learn a little more about the Tanka Bar.

JP and Graham (center) both came from New Mexico and Matt (pictured on the right) met up with them here in South Dakota (more...)



Posted on Sep 12, 2017
Tanka president catches up with singer Bonnie Raitt
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Our president Mark Tilsen and singer-songwriter, musician, and activist Bonnie Raitt are old friends. Mark had a career in the music industry and his daughter, Kimberly Tilsen-Brave Heart, who took this photo, often came along on the road (more...)