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Tanka CEO to serve on economic development committee on Pine Ridge
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing

Karlene Hunter, CEO of Tanka Bar, has been asked to serve on the committee for Economic Development Strategic Planning on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She was asked personally by Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird Steele (more...)



Code talker medal exhibit to honor Native Americans, veterans
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications

While it may not be common knowledge, the code talkers of World War I and World War II were not just from the Navajo nation.

Code talkers are the Native Americans who used their languages to secretly communicate during wartime (more...)



Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!
Faye Brown, Tanka Fund

Cities across the country from Portland to St. Paul are switching out Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day.

This change creates an opportunity to celebrate the survival and vibrancy of Indigenous communities despite centuries of concerted oppression (more...)



Tanka is a proud sponsor of Farm Aid 30
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications

We are excited to announce that Tanka Bar is a Farm Aid 30 HOMEGROWN Catering Donor and will be served up backstage at the event.

Farm Aid 30 will take place Sept. 19 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL (more...)



Tribeca Film interviews Tanka president following documentary release "Buffalo Returns"
the Tanka Team

Buffalo Returns , produced by Tribeca and American Express, is a short documentary featuring Tanka. Tribeca recently interviewed Tanka president Mark Tilsen as a followup to the film's release. Many things have changed since the film was shot but the heart of the story remains (more...)



Buffalo Returns: Tanka featured in new Tribeca and American Express produced documentary
The Tanka Team

We're honored to be a part of the new film Buffalo Returns !

WATCH & SHARE our story today FREE on Vimeo here: Buffalo Returns #journeyneverstops (more...)



Tanka featured in Father's Day gift guide for triathletes
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications

Triathlete magazine has featured Tanka Bar Apple Orange Peel as a top pick for Father's Day gifts this year.

Tanka has been featured in the magazine before, the last ti (more...)



Inc. Magazine: "The Centuries-Old Buffalo Recipe Transforming a Troubled Community"
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing and communications

The popular small business magazine Inc. featured Native American Natural Foods in a recent article by Editor-At-Large, Leigh Buchanan.

Interviews with our founders CEO Karlene Hunter and President Mark Tilsen are included in the article as well as Business Assistant Jessica Heart and Matthew Jimenez, Global Grocery Buyer at Whole Foods Market (more...)



New national sales manager joins Tanka Team
the Tanka Team

We are happy to introduce you to our new National Sales Manager, James Williams.

James comes to Native American Natural Foods with more than 25 years of natural foods experience, including 7 years at Nutiva (more...)



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...)



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...)



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...)



"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...)



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...)



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...)



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...)



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...)



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...)



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...)



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...)