Dallin Maybee – Commissioner

Dallin Maybee


Northern Arapaho

Dallin Maybee

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, performer, and is currently the Assistant Director of Development at the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). Dallin has a B.A. degree in Philosophy, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law with an emphasis in 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 a variety of environmental, racial equity, and social justice areas. Prior to NARF, Dallin was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the 98 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 across the world, including with the renowned American Indian Dance Theater as well as 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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