Board of Directors


Lynn Alamilla

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians • Acting Board President

Lynn is an enrolled member of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and a descendant of the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe. She has her Associate of Arts Degree (AA) in Paralegal Studies from Milwaukee Area Technical College, a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in English from Alverno College, a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Cardinal Stritch University, and her Masters in Jurisprudence in American Indian Law from the University of Tulsa. Lynn has served as an Associate Judge and a Chief Tribal Judge. Her experience with Indian Law has helped in her representation of Natives in tribal courts. She has experience in the areas of Community Partnership and Indian Gaming from her work with the Forest County Potawatomi tribe. Lynn has a strong academic background as a writer and experience in the understanding of the grant writing process. She looks forward to being a bridge for partnership by being of service to the organization to help fulfill its mission to serve the Native Urban community who come to Chicago from all over Indian Country.


Dee Logan

Oneida Nation • treasurer

Dee Logan is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation and is Bear Clan. Her real name is Yakostalan which translates into She Wears Beads. Her name was given to her by the late Marie Hinton. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois -Chicago. She has worked in the education field as a teacher or administrator for the last thirty years. She worked for the Bureau of Indian Education and had the opportunity to travel through-out Indian Country providing educational services.  She was the Director of the Institute for Native American Development (INAD) at Truman College and also worked as a teacher at Truman Alternative High School.


Dr. Nataka Moore


Dr. Nataka Moore is of African-American heritage. Dr. Moore is on faulty at Adler University in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Moore is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical and academic experience. Dr. Moore currently sees individuals and couples in her private practice. Dr. Moore, as a human rights activist, has led major social justice based national and international initiatives and has won the 2019 social justice award at Adler University for her work. In Cuba her work centered around racial equity and women’s rights as she co-led a delegation of 19 women through her work with the US women and Cuba Collaboration. Dr. Moore has been recognized by the Women Issues Committee through the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology and was awarded the 2017 Diversity Award for her commitment to women’s issues and intersectionality. In the Dominican Republic and Liberia, she worked with issues related to human rights and mental health. In October of 2022 through the support of a Department of State grant and an Adler University Seed grant, she worked in Madagascar addressing post-partum depression with rural Malagasy women. Dr. Moore has sat on multiple boards over the years including Heartland Alliance Human Care service. Lastly, Dr. Moore continues to serve BIPOC folx in promoting well-being and addressing mental health needs in the Chicagoland area through health fairs, seminars, workshops, consultation and activism as is her passion.


Arlene Duncan

White Earth Nation • EXECUTIVE Director

Arlene is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. She is a veteran of the Marine Corps where she was a Sergeant, her job was a Military Police Officer. Since then she has had various jobs in law enforcement as a Correctional Officer and currently is a Criminal Investigator with the Jesse Brown VA Hospital. She has experience as a Domestic Violence Advocate while working with her tribe, she has served in various managerial roles throughout her career. Arlene has her Bachelors of Science (B.S.Ed.) in Education from Ashford University and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethune Cook University.


Robin Niklinski

Jicarilla Apache Nation • Director

Robin is an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation from Dulce, NM. She recently moved to Chicago in 2020 from Albuquerque, NM, and is looking forward to being a part of the urban Native community. Robin has earned her Bachelor in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) Degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from ITT Technical Institute Albuquerque, Master of Business of Administration (MBA) in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix, and has also earned a Certificate in Judicial Studies from Central New Mexico College. Robin currently is working in the legal field as a paralegal.