Tanka Returns

We Invite You to Be Part Of Tanka Returns!

Native American Natural Foods and Indian Land Tenure Foundation are on a mission to bring buffalo back to Indian Country. Tanka Returns is an exciting education and fundraising campaign that allows you to be part of this historic effort. 

The Loss and Return of the Buffalo

This iconic symbol of the American West was the source of life for Native people for tens of thousands of years. More than 50 million buffalo were deliberately killed at the end of the 19th century, forcing our ancestors onto reservations and into dire poverty and ill-health. Today, with your help, we can change the course of history and build a positive, sustainable future for your grandchildren and ours like.

Will You Help Return Buffalo to American Indian People?

Here are three ways you can participate in this historic campaign: Donate securely on our website or send a check to us at "Tanka Fund at ILTF" 151 E. County Rd. B2, Little Canada, MN 55117. 

1. Make a tax-deductible gift to our work. Donate securely on our website or send a check to us at "Tanka Fund at ILTF" 151 E. County Rd. B2, Little Canada, MN 55117.

  • And when you make a gift, you will receive a gift. For a donation of $40 or more, we’ll send you a special Support the Return T-shirt!
  • With a $200 gift or more, you will receive “The Return” buffalo honor blanket! Learn more about the blanket here. 

2. Try the new Tankafund.Org Jerky 10% of gross sales benefit the Tanka Fund. Find a local participating retailer or buy online at tankabar.com. More than 110,000 TankaFund.Org Jerky Strips have been ordered by Natural Food distributors since the campaign launched!

3. Help spread the word about the benefits of buffalo restoration and get others involved. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. And use the #supportthereturn hashtags #TankaFund!

FOR RETAILERS:  Ask us about hosting a Buffalo Round-Up at your store to educate and engage your customers in bringing buffalo back to Indian Country! E mail tankafund@iltf.org for more information!



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 $200 or more to help return buffalo to Native communities, you will receive this blanket as a gift! Please make your donation today. 

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