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Scholarships for BIPOC and marginalized students available
Jason Stover, Marketing Specialist

The following link outlines a number of scholarships that will be awarded during the 2020-2021 school year (with many deadlines in November) or will renew next summer. Click the link and then scroll to the bottom for all of the choices:

Scholarships for BIPOC & marginalized students (more...)

Update: TANKA investor crowdfunding campaign
the Tanka team

Tanka Friends,

We have passed the $50,000 mark and are heading toward the first $100,000 of our goal in our Wefunder campaign. More than 100 of you have decided to join us as investors! Thank you for your support (more...)

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op rounds up donations for Tanka Fund
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing and communications

The Tanka Fund gave a big thanks to Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op customers for rounding up for Tanka Fund in January! They raised $10,441.38 to return buffalo to Native lands, lives and economies! Last week the Mississippi Market staff presented this check to Indian Land Tenure Foundation President Cris Stainbrook and Tanka Fund associate Faye Brown (more...)

Tanka president honored for leadership by the Specialty Food Association
the Tanka team

We are very proud of our president Mark Tilsen! He was just honored for Citizenship by the Specialty Food Association's 2017 Leadership Awards. He received his award this week during the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco (more...)

Native American Natural Foods named 'B Corp Best for the World' honoree
Linda Crider

Native American Natural Foods has been named a "B Corp Best for the World" honoree by the B Corporation.

The list honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10 percent of all Certified B Corporations on the B Lab's B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment (more...)

Tanka CEO featured in Kiplinger's business magazine as small-business success story
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing

Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter was featured in the Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Read the entire article here: Small-Business Success Story: Native American Natural Foods Inc. (more...)

Native American Natural Foods keeps growing with Tanka Bar
Jenice Johnson Williams, assistant director of marketing

Our Tanka president Mark Tilsen was interviewed for the Rapid City Journal for a recent article about the brand launching the new Tanka Bar Jalapeno and Tanka Trail products.

Read more here: Native American Natural Foods keeps growing with Tanka Bar (more...)

Important announcement from the president of Native American Natural Foods
Mark A. Tilsen, Sr., President, Native American Natural Foods

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Tanka CEO to be featured in Kiplinger's financial magazine
the Tanka team

Be on the lookout for a profile of Tanka CEO Karlene Hunter and Native American Natural Foods in an upcoming Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.

The ongoing series, called "Success Stories," will focus on the financial challenges of building a successful business in the middle of a reservation (more...)

Keloland TV in Rapid City visits the Tanka headquarters, features new products
Kevin Fraser, Customer Service

Kevin Woster, a reporter from Keloland TV, came out to our office in Kyle this week to do a story about our loan from Whole Foods .

We gave him a tour of the building and introduced him to all the employees (more...)

Tanka first Native American recipient of Whole Foods Market local loan
Linda Crider

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2016

KYLE, SD, March 11, 2016 -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation-based Native American Natural Foods, maker of the Tanka line of buffalo snacks, is the first Native American recipient of a low-interest loan through Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program (more...)

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...)