National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
If this is an emergency, call 911. To report Elder abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, view the State/Tribal Hotlines page for local numbers.
Most cases of Elder abuse are undetected, under reported, and unresolved resulting in injury, financial decimation, and even death. 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.
Elder Abuse Warning Signs
- Learn more about the types of abuse and the warning signs
Native Elder Protection Team Toolkit
Online Interactive Education
- Elder Abuse
- Financial Information
- Medication Issues
- Social Services
NIEJI is funded by the Administration for Community Living 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 University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health.