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Buffalo Caregivers — Guest Post by “Doc” Don Woerner, DVM

Buffalo Caregivers — Guest Post by “Doc” Don Woerner, DVM

Buffalo Caregivers Returning an Icon and Healing a Landscape While Avoiding Manipulation and Exploitation of our North American National Mammal, the Buffalo. “How could we live in the old way when everything was gone?…  My…
Job Opening at Tanka Fund: Business Development Manager

Job Opening at Tanka Fund: Business Development Manager

About the Company: TRAC is a new South Dakota startup, livestock aggregator of beef and bison in the added value grass-fed and organic space. TRAC is working on helping to supply a humanely raised, grass-fed…
Request for Proposals: Feasibility Study for USDA Local Food Promotion Grant

Request for Proposals: Feasibility Study for USDA Local Food Promotion Grant

Project Description: Feasibility Study for USDA Local Food Promotion Grant on accessing the local markets on Pine Ridge Reservation and surrounding areas to sell buffalo meat. Purpose of Feasibility Study: The purpose of this feasibility…
Buffalo Blogs: The Buffalo and the Prairie Dog

Buffalo Blogs: The Buffalo and the Prairie Dog

By Dr. Trudy Ecoffey, Executive Director of Tanka Fund “It’s all spirit and it’s all connected.” – Grandfather William Commanda, Algonquin There is a symbiotic relationship between bison and prairie dogs. On a hot afternoon…
How Tanka Fund Supported Native Buffalo Producers in 2020

How Tanka Fund Supported Native Buffalo Producers in 2020

Tanka Fund’s mission is to restore the buffalo population to Native lands, lives, and economies. In 2020, Native communities were threatened in new ways by the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the challenges that came…