About Native American Natural Foods

About Native American Natural Foods

We are focused on creating a family of nationally branded buffalo-based food products that are delicious and that promote a Native American way of wellness that feeds mind, body, and spirit. Native American Natural Foods provides a category of natural healthy choices in the marketplace that did not exist.

Our Tanka product line features a variety of flavors with Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, Tanka Sticks and Tanka Warrior Bars. We are the maker of the only nationally distributed Native American packaged snack brand in the natural foods industry.

Native American Natural Foods is a certified Minority-Owned Business, a certified Native American-Owned Business, and a certified B Corporation.


Adding Value
By adding value to traditional Native food products, using modern scientific methods and the least amount of processing possible, Native American Natural Foods innovates value-added products for the U.S. consumer marketplace.

Founded in 2006 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, owners Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen imagine a world filled with healthy foods that add to the restoration and preservation of our lands and ecosystem -- a world without the pain of starvation or obesity. The world they imagine embraces the lifestyle that Native American people lived just over a century ago.

Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit
Buffalo "Tanka" is used in reference to delivering your best with all your heart, mind, body and spirit. It is the choices that you make and the actions that you take to be who you are. Whether you're Native, white, black, yellow or brown, it is your ability to overcome, to extend a helping hand for those in need, to defeat racism, to protect our Mother Earth, and to love all others on our planet.