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…
Buffalo Blogs: Restoring Land, Lives, and Economy in 2021

Buffalo Blogs: Restoring Land, Lives, and Economy in 2021

“Bison are the same as us and that is how we feel about them. They are our brothers and our sisters; we try to treat them with the same respect as we treat each other.”…
Buffalo Blogs: Reverse the Red & Better Days Ahead

Buffalo Blogs: Reverse the Red & Better Days Ahead

By Trudy Ecoffey, Executive Director of Tanka Fund “Let’s think about the best days as Indian people as being in front of us, not behind us.”  – Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective as spoken at the…
How Tanka Fund Is Supporting Native Buffalo Producers through COVID

How Tanka Fund Is Supporting Native Buffalo Producers through COVID

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” — Chief Sitting Bull By Trudy Ecoffey, Executive Director of Tanka Fund In the last few months as we…