Mark Tilsen is co-founder of Native American Natural Foods, that company that makes the Tanka Bar. The company is headquartered in Kyle on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The company's vision includes staying on Pine Ridge to help create jobs and improve economic development. This spring, Tilsen was invited to speak before a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C. He discussed the challenges of creating business in Indian Country. SDPB news producer Charles Michael Ray visited with Tilsen after he returned from the nation's capital.
A Conversation With Mark Tilsen
By Steve Zwemke • May 22, 2014