North Dakota World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum
June 17, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sky Dancer Casino
3965 Sky Dancer Way NE
Belcourt, North Dakota
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) and the Turtle Mountain Tribal Council are hosting a forum to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Attendees are encouraged to wear purple to the forum, which is the color for elder abuse awareness.
This event is free and open to all. RSVP by calling (701) 777-6780 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us your name, title, tribe, phone, and number of people attending in your group.
A limited number of program booths are available, and can be requested at the time of your registration.
A block of rooms is available at the Sky Dancer Casino, Belcourt, North Dakota. Reserve a room by calling (701) 244-2400 and reference the "WEAAD Event."
- Printable agenda (PDF)
Master of Ceremonies – Mr. Dan Henry, Turtle Mountain Tribal Member
10:00 - 10:30 am
Chairman Welcoming & Opening Prayer
Jamie Azure, Turtle Mountain Chairman
Tyrrell DeCoteau, District 4 Councilman
Lynn Gourneau, District 2 Councilman
10:30 – 11:00 am
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and NIEJI Resources
Sloan Henry, NIEJI Project Coordinator
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Abuse of Opioids with Elders
Donna Lunday-St. Claire, Public Health Educator
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch Break (Meal Provided by the Turtle Mountain Tribal Council)
1:00 – 1:40 pm
Lt. Thomas Baker, Tribal Police Department
1:40 – 2:10 pm
Elder Personal Balance Self-Assessment Wheel
Sloan Henry - NIEJI Project Coordinator
Stephanie Bono - Graduate Student Researcher
2:10 – 2:20 pm
2:20 – 3:15 pm
National Tribal Justice Services
Monique Vondall-Rieke, Yvette Falcon, & Bonnie Delorme
3:15 – 3:45 pm
Turtle Mountain Youth Council
Alexis Davis, Chairwoman
3:45 – 4:00 pm
- Questions and Evaluations, Closing Prayers