Support the Return

Thank you for wanting to join us and be part of history. No donation is too small and every donation goes directly to return buffalo to Native lands, diets and economies.

Tanka Fund is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Our EIN is 41-1916337. Donations to the Tanka Fund are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. We deeply appreciate your generosity and support!

If you would like to donate by check, please send to:
Tanka Fund
287 Water Tower Road
Kyle, SD 57752
605.488.9488

Make a Gift, Get a Gift!

Buffalo herds practice reciprocity and generosity, and we are reflecting that practice by offering you a gift as a thank you for your donation! These gifts are meaningful reminders that in helping return buffalo, you are helping write a new chapter in history!

The Tanka Blanket

Tanka Fund has teamed up with Eighth Generation to bring you “The Return” wool blanket, a powerful collaboration that celebrates the return of the buffalo and the renewal of reservation economies. When you donate $500 or more to help return buffalo to Native communities, you will receive this blanket as a gift! Please make your donation today.

This stunning, authentic Native designed blanket combines traditional and contemporary buffalo art to present the dream and beauty of the buffalo’s return. Sonja Holy Eagle, who was trained by her grandmother in painting buffalo hides to record the stories of the people, has offered this petroglyph style rendering of a winter count to tell the story of the buffalo’s loss and return.

The return is also symbolized in the contemporary art, which when worn as a wrap, demonstrates how the Buffalo Nation is healing. The buffalo and Native peoples were incomplete without each other. Now we are becoming whole.

This blanket can be yours with a gift of $500 to Tanka Fund. All but $85 of this gift is tax-deductible. With its profound message and unique cultural art, you and your family will cherish this blanket for years and years to come.  Please make your gift today! With your help, it is possible to restore a buffalo economy in the 21st century, one that can bring back thriving life to the prairie ecosystem and Native communities. 

Blanket Information:

  • 2-sided design
  • Covers a Queen Size bed (200 cm x 150 cm)
  • Suede Edge Band
  • 100% New Zealand Wool 
  • Imported 
A young woman sits wrapped in the Tanka Blanket.
A woman standing near water and holding out the Tanka Blanket behind her.