Mark Tilsen, president and co-founder of Native American Natural Foods.

Native American Natural Foods makes Tanka Bars, the first brand of bison meat bars, experienced a couple of ups and downs in business since it started in 2006. But since competition from non-Native companies swept up all the investments and money in the last couple of years, Tanka Bar is left to restructure its brand. In this episode, I talk with Mark Tilsen, president and co-founder of Native American Natural Foods.

The New Food Economy article, “Bison bars were supposed to restore Native communities and grass-based ranches. Then came Epic Provisions.

Lead photo of bison in Yellowstone National Park by Alisha Murphy.