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A Thanksgiving Message from Tanka Fund

A Thanksgiving Message from Tanka Fund

By Dr. Trudy Ecoffey, Executive Director of Tanka Fund Greetings and Blessings from southwest South Dakota. For many people, Thanksgiving offers up images of the warm and fuzzy picture of the Wampanoag Nation of people…
National Bison Day & Supporting the Return

National Bison Day & Supporting the Return

by Trudy Ecoffey, Tanka Fund Executive Director “A cold wind blew across the prairie when the last buffalo fell — a death-wind for my people.” — Hunkpapa Sioux Chief Sitting Bull The first Saturday of…
#SupportTheReturn 2020 Calendar of Events

#SupportTheReturn 2020 Calendar of Events

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Tanka Fund. Over the course of the next month, Tanka Fund is hosting a series of interactive virtual events open to the public to support the return of the…
Tanka Fund’s Regranting is Restoring Buffalo to Native Lands — and You Can Support the Return

Tanka Fund’s Regranting is Restoring Buffalo to Native Lands — and You Can Support the Return

by Trudy Ecoffey, Tanka Fund Executive Director “The buffalo represents the people and the universe and should always be treated with respect, for was he not here before the two-legged peoples, and is he not…
Buffalo Blogs: Moving Forward from the Losses of the Past

Buffalo Blogs: Moving Forward from the Losses of the Past

by Trudy Ecoffey, Tanka Fund Executive Director U.S. Army General Phillip Sheridan described how killing the Indians’ commissary to subdue them sealed the fate of both the bison and the Native people who relied on…