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 Please tell us your name, title, tribe, phone, and number of people attending in your group.

Program Booths

A limited number of program booths are available, and can be requested at the time of your registration.

Lodging Information

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."


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

  • Elder Abuse
    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

  • Break

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