Portrait of Dallin Maybee, Seneca and enrolled Northern Arapaho. First Peoples Fund Board Member.


Dallin Maybee is Seneca and enrolled Northern Arapaho. Raised on the Cattaraugus territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians in Western New York, he is an accomplished artist,  public speaker, and performer, and is currently the Assistant Director of Development at the Native  American Rights Fund (NARF). Dallin has a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a Juris  Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, emphasizing Federal Indian Law.  

NARF, a fifty-year-old legal nonprofit, provides high-level legal advocacy for individuals and tribes throughout the United States. They are experts and thought leaders in Federal Indian  Law, and their casework and programming serve tribal communities in various environmental,  racial equity, and social justice areas. Prior to NARF, Dallin was the Chief Operating Officer and  Executive Director of the 101-year-old Southwestern Association of Indian Arts- the nonprofit that produces the acclaimed Santa Fe Indian Market. Dallin’s performing arts background has taken him worldwide, including with the renowned American Indian Dance Theater and the  Peter Buffet production Spirit the Seventh Fire.  

As an artist, his work can be found in private collections and museums across the country;  including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Autry Museum, the  Heard Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. He has won numerous awards including Best of  Show at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market (2007), the Cherokee Art Market (2020), the  Hodinohso:ni’ Art Show (2021), and Tesoro Indian Market (2021).

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