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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...)



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...)



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...)



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...)



Tanka Bites featured as a top food for fuel in "Triathlete" magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing


We are excited to announce that Triathlete magazine listed our Tanka Bites as a go-to food to fuel runners in the publication's May 2014 issue. Look for us on page 93 where we are listed under "Multisport Menu (more...)



Tanka featured on "American Food Roots" online magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

The online magazine American Food Roots featured Tanka in their recent article "Jerky's long history is something to chew on" . It also mentions our new Tanka Jerky, set for release by the end of January/early February (more...)



Tanka Bar featured with other popular fuel-packed foods in 'Women's Running' magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Women's Running magazine featured Tanka Bar in its November/December 2013 issue.

Tanka is included on page 49 for the story titled "Is It Worth It?" which highlights popular foods runners eat to fuel their bodies (more...)



Tanka featured in prominent Native food magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Native Foodways magazine is a new publication that highlights food and culture among Native American communities. Tanka is featured in the magazine's current issue.

According to their website, "Native Foodways Magazine is published by Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) (more...)



Tanka president featured on Native American Calling
the Tanka Team

Our president Mark Tilsen will be interviewed on Native America Calling at 11:30 a.m. MT today (December 2, 2013) in a segment about living wages and employee-owned businesses. It will be streamed here: www (more...)



Tanka company featured in Intertribal Buffalo Council magazine
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

The Intertribal Buffalo Council magazine Buffalo Tracks highlighted Tanka Bar and president Mark Tilsen in its Summer 2013 edition.

The magazine features 58 tribes serving the Buffalo Nation in 19 states (more...)



NPR reports on Tanka's recent listing as a top trend in natural food
the Tanka Team

Reporter Jim Kent did a feature on Tanka Bar which aired on South Dakota Public Broadcasting, a part of the National Public Radio network.

It covered our recent listing on the Sterling-Rice Group's report: "10 Top Trends in the Natural and Organic Space for 2013 (more...)



VIDEO: "Hidden America: A Health Catastrophe"
20/20


This is an excerpt from ABC's 20/20 report: "Hidden America: Children of the Plains."

For other clips from the show, visit 20/20 (more...)



Motorcycle ride to benefit Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce
the Tanka Team

If you are a motorcycle rider that will be in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation area this week, consider the Reservation Tour coming up Aug. 8. It benefits the PRACC Visitor Center in Kyle, SD. See details above (more...)



Tanka Bars on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation creates success, jobs
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing

Sioux Falls, SD, television station KSFY interviewed the Tanka team earlier this month . Reporter Courtney Collen was doing a story on Tanka for the station's "Made in South Dakota" feature.

The story finally aired this week, which you can (more...)



Tanka CEO wins leadership award from National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
Jenice Johnson, assistant director of marketing


We are very pleased to announce that our CEO, Karlene Hunter, has won a leadership award from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. NASFT is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 to foster commerce and interest in the specialty food industry (more...)



Bison World magazine features the Tanka story this month
Tanka team

Bison World magazine just published an article on Tanka Bar written by our director of marketing and communications, Linda Crider.

The National Bison Association produces the quarterly magazine and is an incentive to members (more...)



Tanka Bar's Native employment success highlighted on Black Hills FOX News
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

KEVN-TV of Rapid City, SD, featured Tanka Bar on their evening news this week. The story touted the company's success at giving Native people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation employment opportunities (more...)



The Associated Press: SD snack maker expects growth with Whole Foods
Kristi Eaton

The Associated Press writer Kristi Eaton wrote about Native American Natural Foods product, the Tanka Bar, and approval into Whole Foods Market locations nationwide. Please note, although approved nationwide, not every Whole Foods sells Tanka products yet and it is up to each store to carry them (more...)



CBS-affiliate interview: Snacking is serious business on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Jenice Johnson, manager of marketing and communications

Tanka Bar CEO Karlene Hunter and our social media specialist, Jason Stover , were featured last night in a story about the company on KELO Television of Sioux Falls, SD.

Television reporter Derek Olson of KELO stopped by Tanka headquarters last week to do the interviews and learn more about th (more...)