Dave Fadden is a well known painter who has strong ties to both Akwesasne and Onchiota. He is also a storyteller, illustrator, writer, and sculptor. He is the director of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center in Onchiota, New York. The center was founded by Fadden and his parents, Christine and John. The center maintains a collection of over 3,000 art objects and artifacts related to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy and serves primarily to educate the general public about the history, culture, and present-day life of the Haudenosaunee. Fadden recently provided illustrations for A Peacemaker for Warring Nations: The Founding of the Iroquois League written by Joseph Bruchac.
Dave Fadden's lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Each One Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art across the Homelands from the New York State Museum, on display at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery from October 17 to December 10, 2022.