Buffalo Blogs: Our Goals for 2020 and Beyond

Buffalo Blogs: Our Goals for 2020 and Beyond

by Trudy Ecoffey, Tanka Fund Executive Director “The Buffalo was part of us, his flesh and blood being absorbed by us until it became our own flesh and blood. Our clothing, our tipis, everything we…
Buffalo Blogs: How We’re Facing COVID-19

Buffalo Blogs: How We’re Facing COVID-19

by Trudy Ecoffey, Tanka Fund Executive Director “We told them that the supernatural powers Taku Wakan, given to the Lakota, the buffalo for food and clothing. We told them that where the buffalo ranged, that…
Dr. Trudy Ecoffey to Lead Tanka Fund

Dr. Trudy Ecoffey to Lead Tanka Fund

Tanka Fund is thrilled to announce that Dr. Trudy Ecoffey has been brought on as our new Executive Director. Dr. Trudy Ecoffey has over 20 years of experience working on research, management, and ecology of bison.  Dr. Ecoffey…
Knife Chief Buffalo Nation Society

Knife Chief Buffalo Nation Society

Knife Chief is a tiospaye (extended family) buffalo project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that is devoted to restoring the relationship between the Lakota and our Buffalo Relatives. Tanka Fund has provided two grants…
Brewer Buffalo Ranch

Brewer Buffalo Ranch

The Brewer Buffalo Project is working to bring buffalo back to end hunger on Pine Ridge. Operated by Bamm Brewer and his family, their beautiful 800 acre ranch is home to 80 buffalo. But like…