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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...)



Posted on Sep 05, 2017
From the mouths of babes: "This is my new favorite food!"
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications
Great email from one of our Tanka friends!

"On a rock climbing day in Yosemite National Park, my 8-year-old nephew, Clavey W., exclaims, 'This is AWESOME! This is my new favorite food!' while munching on his first Tanka Bar (more...)



Posted on Sep 05, 2017
Native leader Celina Reyes an inspiration for her community
Waylon Pahona
I would like to highlight Cellina Reyes for all her amazing work and dedication to her community Please learn more about her by reading her own words below.

I was raised on the Fort Mojave Tribal Reservation by my grandparents David and Basil Fass as well as my mother who were all very supportive in education (more...)