Aboriginal-based organized crime
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|Founding location||Stoney Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba, Canada|
|Years active||1980's - present|
|Territory||Canada, United States of America|
|Membership||4,500 Aboriginal Gangsters|
|Criminal activities||Drug trafficking, weapon trafficking, robbery, contract killing, fraud, money laundering, car theft, counterfeiting, extortion, illegal gambling, murder, prostitution|
Aboriginal-based organized crime (ABOC) is a term used to refer to Canadian criminal organizations which have a significant percentage of Aboriginal members. These organizations are primarily found in the prairie provinces, which tend to have areas with high concentrations of people of Aboriginal descent. ABOC is an important national monitored issue, as defined by Criminal Intelligence Service Canada. The Prairie Provinces have some 140 different gangs, almost all are Aboriginal gangs. Including over 60 gangs in Manitoba alone,
Unique features of Aboriginal gangs
• Aboriginal gangs will often use aboriginal art and culture and add it to the gang (bearclaws are often used etc). • Support and Facilitation: ABOC-classified organizations typically support and facilitate the actions of other groups, usually larger and well organized crime groups, such as the Helontaneous, and disorganized street-level criminal activities, primarily low-level trafficking of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine and, to a lesser extent, methamphetamine. The gangs are also involved in prostitution, breaking and entering, robberies, assaults, intimidation, vehicle theft and illicit drug debt collection".
There is confusion about how to properly intervene in preventing the growth of these gangs. One approach in Winnipeg recommended an all-Aboriginal school board in the face of increased gang involvement by Aboriginal youth. These schools are viewed as a means of increasing respect for traditional Aboriginal values while giving youth the opportunity to avoid involvement in gangs. There is caution toward such strategies due to the fear that these schools, purely as an anti-crime initiative, will lead to ghettoization. The thought of creating an Aboriginal school system struck some as reeking of segregation. Similar initiatives have been discussed in Saskatchewan, leading to a recommendation by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations in late 2009.
Aboriginal street gangs
""Indian Posse"" is the most dangerous street gang in Canada that uses violence as a badge of honour by gang members, they are the most murderous gang we have in here in Canada. IP is responsible for the indirect creation of other major street gangs like the MW and NS. Members of ""IP"" live by intimidation and fear and swear to a blood in blood out oath. There could be as much as 2,000 IP gangsters throughout the prairie provinces.
Indian Posse, also known as the IP, is an Aboriginal street gang based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The first recorded incident from this gang took place in 1988. Originally, they were mainly active in Lac La Biche, Alberta and known as a high threat gang.
Symbols: IP, color red, 88, 1988, G Money, 916, 9:16, red p hat, rtd (red til dead)
Territory: Nearly all Canada and some states.
Alliance: Hells Angels, Locolz, Krazies and Bloodz(certain sets)
Rivals: Native Syndicate, Warriors, 334 Mob Squad, Bloodz(certain sets), PKm.
Formation Year: 1988
The Indian Posse was featured in the fictional film Stryker by Noam Gonick which presents a positive portrayal of the gang "Armies of Resistance” to poverty and other problems. The film dealt with conflicts involving the now-defunct rival gang Asian Bomb Squad. The main character was referred to as “Stryker,” which is a slang term for prospective recruits.
"Indian Posse is the most dangerous street gang in Canada that uses violence as a badge of honour by gang members, they are the most murderous gang we have in here in Canada. IP is responsible for the creation of other major street gangs like the MW and NS." - Aboriginal Gang Expert
It is estimated that there are over 1,400 Indian Posse members, making it the largest street gang in Canada. Indian Posse is active in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia, Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma. One of the alleged founders of the Indian Posse, Daniel Richard Wolfe, was murdered in the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary on 5 January 2010.
1. Manitoba Warriors , MDubbz 1323 (foot soldiers for the MW Prison gang)
Symbols: color Black and Blue(certain sets), MW, Eight ray sun, 13x23, 1323 , number 23 jershey.
Territory: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Ontario and some states
Alliances: Rock Machine, Mob Squad
Rivals: Indian Posse, Native Syndicate, MBF, PK Mob
Formation Year: 1992
As the original branch of the Warriors, the Manitoba Warriors are a street gang distinct from other Aboriginal gangs in that they are largely made up of adults. It was founded in 1992 and, by 2000, the gang had over 400 members. They are identified by the colours black and white and are traditionally enemies of the Hells Angels.
2. Alberta Warriors , ADubbz 123 (foot soldiers for the MW Prison Gang) The Alberta chapter of the Warriors gang arose after individuals from Alberta spent time in a Manitoba correctional facility in 1997. Their color is red; another, rival set of the Warriors called "Bloodless Dubs" (Blood-less meaning against the Blood-sided Warriors and Dubs referring to W, or Warriors) represent the color blue. According to the Calgary Herald, "the Alberta Warriors are most active in Edmonton, but maintain a relatively low profile" Rivals include other ABOCs, such as the Bloods and the small Asian Crazy Dragons, as well as an Indian posse who are mainly active in the prisons.
3. British Columbia Warriors
The British Columbia Warriors are a nomad chapter with no main base. They have high-profile members who are directly linked to the original Winnipeg Chapter. They are not a major organization in the Greater Vancouver area. From 2006 to 2014 6 Aboriginals died from gang related violence.
4. Saskatchewan Warriors , SDubbz 1923 (foot soldiers for the MW Prison Gang) The Saskatchewan Warriors were an offshoot of the Manitoba chapter. A special unit was set up in Regina, Saskatchewan to stop the Manitoba Warriors from setting up a chapter in that city. The unit took a very directive approach toward stopping the gang from setting up anything formidable.They are most active in Saskatoon but are known in Regina and Moose Jaw as well, with small different chapters in both cities. the main color is blue but also wear black as well. enemies also include Indian Posse. there are estimated 300 active members in Saskatchewan but with many members in different provinces. 
It is estimated that there are over 1,250 Warriors members in Canada. Wherever the gang goes violence always follows the Warriors
Redd Alert is an Aboriginal street gang active mainly in Edmonton, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan, as well as to a lesser extent in Vancouver, British Columbia and Kamloops, British Columbia. It was "founded" in the mid-1990s but was not largely active until 2005. They wear red bandanas, and have a presence across institutions in the prairies.
Symbols: NS, color white, 1419, 14x19, 1994, 94, PK
Territory: Canada and some states
Alliances: Zig Zag Crew, Syndicate Brothers
Rivals: Indian Posse, Warriors,
Native Syndicate is an Aboriginal Criminal Organization exclusively for Aboriginals, It was formed in 1994. Native Syndicate is currently Active in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Alberta and some parts of USA. They utilize a Mafia style organizational structure, but otherwise invoke Aboriginal imagery. Their official colours are white and black, but they wear a white bandanna. Their tattoos often resemble “\Z\” (symbolizing NS, or "Native Syndicate"), marked between the thumb and index finger. Rivals include Indian Posse, Native Syndicate Killers NSK and Warriors.
The Manitoba Blood Family is a Prison Gang made up of several blood sets throughout Manitoba and Alberta. They are known for Drug Trafficking, Homicide, Weapons Trafficking, Home Invasions and other crimes. Their Rivals primarily are the Indian Posse and Manitoba Warrriors other rivals include Winnipeg Westside Crips, Most Organized Brothers and B-Side gangs. MBF shoots first then ask questions later.recently MBF has has been spreading into saskatchewan and their numbers have grown from a small gang to a massive street army.
Symbols: MBF, color red, 1326, 13x2x6, BG, X32VI
Territory: Manitoba, Alberta
Rivals: Indian Posse, Manitoba Warriors, and Crips(certain sets), Mob Squad
Members: nearly 300
Formation Year: 1990-2000's
Winnipeg Blood Sets are: Young Bloodz, Junior Bloodz, Infamous Bloodz, Troublesum Bloodz, Manitoba Blood Family, Westside Bloodz, Cash Money Bloodz, Northside Bloodgang, Notorious Bloodz, Spade Bloodz, Manitoba Warrior Killerz
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