Maggie Rice Cunningham

Maggie Rice Cunningham

Production Manager


Tulsa, OK USA

Own [your story]. Talk about it and live from that place confidently.


By Roadtrip Nation

Maggie Rice Cunningham


My road in life has taken me all over.
I’m part of the Pawnee Nation and grew up in Oklahoma.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in studio art from Dartmouth College with a minor in Native American studies—college was a culture shock and Native American studies really grounded me.
I interned at the Hood Museum of Art, where I decided to pursue a career as a Native curator.
After a few years, I went back to school for my master’s degree in museum studies.
I wrote my thesis and interned at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and was blown away by the dedication to Indigenous experiences and collections.
Inspired by that experience, I came back home and utilized my education to work for my tribe as a NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) project coordinator.
I started to become discouraged by the lack of opportunity to really make an impact in the museum world within the context of cultural heritage.
I jumped at the opportunity to become a producer for “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” which filled the missing impact piece that I was looking for in my career.
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High School
Fine and Studio Arts
Dartmouth College
Museum Studies
New York University


Production Manager

I help produce a documentary-style television show that showcases the Cherokee Nation.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Am I Native enough? Am I not Native enough?"

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress