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Welcome to National Indigenous Justice Information Inclusion (NIJII)

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Dr. Wendelin Hume

The members of National Indigenous Justice Information Inclusion (NIJII) are primarily the same team (plus a number of new members) which provided resources and support for many years through the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), that many Tribes are familiar with. The NIEJI project ran from 2011-2022 and was primarily funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL)* with matching funds from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Services. NIEJI materials are shared with permission and are grouped and identified in our web pages to be easily distinguished from our new materials and new funders.

The new NIJII team will facilitate the activities of an array of grant and other projects and monitor compliance with grant obligations, while sharing information on this website which will serve as a resource center with trainings and other information for Indigenous Communities, our Tribal Coalition members, and allies. 

 

The members of NIJII believe that information and inclusion are fundamental pillars of a just and equitable society. Access to accurate and pertinent Indigenous information empowers individuals with knowledge, enabling them to make informed decisions, participate in civic life, and pursue personal and community wellness. Inclusion, on the other hand, ensures that all members of society, regardless of their background or identity, have an equal opportunity to access this information. Together, we hope to foster a more equitable, informed, and cohesive world, promoting understanding, empathy, and positive peace for Indigenous people.

Click here to read the Vision and Mission Statements

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*The NIEJI project has been retired, but they have granted NIJII permission to share materials. The new ACL Title VI Elder Justice Grantee can be found at iasquared.orgYou can contact us with any questions at wendelin.hume@nijii.org

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Mental health can be just as important as physical health. Mental health issues are treatable and can often be prevented but certain minority groups may face more social and economic challenges than others and they may lack the resources to get the care and assistance they deserve. Show your support this month by learning more about mental health. Some sites with useful information include:

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