Restoring respect and dignity by honoring Indigenous elders

National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI)

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) was created to address the lack of culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in Indian Country. Some of the undertakings of the initiative will include:

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) is funded by the Administration on Aging to provide research, education, and training for the identification and prevention of elder abuse in Indigenous communities. This program serves American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders in an effort to improve their quality of life. The project is housed at the UND Center for Rural Health.

Elder Abuse Awareness Videos

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