Wendy Teeter, lecturer of American Indian studies at UCLA, received the Honored One award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums.
The organization maintains a network of support for indigenous programs and encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions. Teeter was recognized for her contributions that have benefited the preservation and advancement of indigenous cultural heritage.
Throughout her career, Teeter has advocated for and collaborated with indigenous communities on issues of repatriation and cultural heritage protection. At UCLA, she oversaw the repatriation of more than 2,000 indigenous remains in consultation with 12 tribes and developed the tribal learning community and educational exchange program in the native nations law and policy center.
Teeter’s interests focus on the protection and knowledge of material and non-material culture, indigenous archaeology and the relationships between humans and the environment in North and Central America. She is currently the curator of archaeology in the Fowler Museum at UCLA.