Aboriginal-based organized crime (Canada)

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Aboriginal-based organized crime
Founded byStewart John Mclean
Founding locationLake Manitoba First Nation
Years active1977
TerritoryCanada, United States of America
EthnicityAboriginal Canadians

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.[1] ABOC is an important national monitored issue, as defined by Criminal Intelligence Service Canada.[2]

Criminal activities[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Aboriginal street gangs[edit]

Aboriginal gangs, as they are classified by the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada, have surpassed outlaw motorcycle gangs and Italian organized crime syndicates as the largest single group held in federal prisons, with 1,936 members serving federal sentences.[6] Examples include:

  • Northside IP
  • Westside IP
  • 88Thugs
  • G Money
  • Dragons Breath
  • Infamous Kings
  • Old School
  • Eight Eight
  • Original IP/Lake Manitoba IP
  • Manitoba IP
  • Saskatchewan IP
  • Indian Pride
  • 12Block/Code Red
  • B425
  • Youngbuckz
  • 88's
  • Indian Posse Gang
  • Northside Family
  • Indian Posse 88
  • Spiders
  • Scorpions
  • 101
  • Grim Reapers
  • Alberta IP
  • 88
  • Savage 88
  • Redwood Posse
  • Skipset
  • Slob
  • Northside Kings
  • Northside 88
  • Lake Manitoba Warriors
  • Gang Life Records MW
  • Boys In Black Colors
  • Central Warriors
  • Ruthless Warriors
  • Northside MW
  • Junior Warriors
  • Northside Bloods
  • Northside Native Syndicate
  • Westside Native Syndicate
  • Saskatchewan Warriors
  • Northside Terror Squad
  • Southside Terror Squad
  • Westside Madcowz
  • Northside Troublesum Bloods
  • Westside Bloods
  • Gangster Crips
  • Northside Indian Mafia
  • 204 Boyz
  • 204 Girlz
  • 306 Boys
  • Main Street Raddlers
  • Manitoba Vagos
  • West End Boys
  • North End Brotherhood
  • Northside Jonsquad
  • Westside Jonsquad
  • Noe Luv Crew
  • Repping The Northside
  • Wolf Pack 987
  • The Overlords
  • Vendettas
  • Most Organized Brothers
  • Money Over Bitches
  • Mob Squad
  • 334 Mob Squad
  • Northside Westside Outlaws
  • Westside Westside Outlaws
  • Manitoba Hells Angels
  • Manitoba Rock Machine
  • Winnipeg Suicide Crew
  • Northside African Mafia
  • Ruthless Crew
  • Reckless Crew
  • Fort Rouge Sur13
  • Northside Redd Alert
  • Northside Independent Soldiers
  • Northside Locolz
  • Northside Krazies
  • B Side/Broadway Boys
  • South Broadway Gang
  • Redliners
  • Northside Crazy Indians
  • Team Money Gang
  • Northside Asian Bomb Squad
  • Asap Mob
  • Manitoba Bandidos
  • Los Bravos
  • Spartans
  • Good Squad
  • Terrorizer Crew
  • Outlaws
  • Renegades
  • Soldiers
  • All Bout Money
  • Da Pitbull Army
  • Terrorizer
  • Posse Killers
  • Northside
  • Southside
  • Spade Bloods
  • Cash Money Crips
  • Eastside Crips
  • Southside Crips
  • Native Syndicate Killers
  • Northside Madcowz
  • Central Gang
  • Westside Crips
  • Maples Crips
  • 27 Thugs Locolz
  • Crazy Indians Nomads
  • Crazy Indians Brotherhood
  • Goon Squad
  • Northside MBF Bloods
  • Westside Indian Mafia
  • White Boy Posse
  • Norte14
  • Northside Zig Zag Crew,
  • Northside Crips, Manitoba
  • Outcasts
  • Central MBF Bloods
  • 362 Deuce
  • 5-9 Deuce Aces
  • 9 Deuces
  • Crazy 8's Deuce
  • Loyalty Honor Silence
  • Native Maidens
  • The Rockers
  • Natetown
  • West Central Outlaw Crew
  • Rollin 20's Crips
  • Cash Money Brothers
  • Notorious Bloods
  • Natetown Crips
  • C-Block
  • TFN
  • Watt Street Bloods
  • Bishop Crazy 8's Deuce
  • Elmwood Eastside Crips
  • KingK Notorious Bloods
  • Winnipeg Westside Crips
  • West Syde Bloods
  • Dirty Money Crew
  • Dynamic Crew Bloods
  • Nine-O's
  • Sisters In Action
  • Soul Suvivaz
  • Young Bloods
  • Cash Money Bloods
  • Dew Drop Gang
  • 3 Yeggs
  • St Boniface Gang
  • Native Warriors
  • Halloween Gang
  • West End Boys Brotherhood
  • Transcona Guardian Angels
  • Los Votos Chicanos
  • Chicano Boyz
  • Central Deuce
  • Triads
  • Westside African Mafia


  • Manitoba Warriors
  • Saskatchewan Warriors[7]
  • Kelowna Warriors[8]
  • Native Syndicate
  • Terror Squad[9]
  • Most Organized Brothers (MOB)[10]
  • Redd Alert[11]
  • The Indian Posse Gang - 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 was founded in 1977 in Lake Manitoba First Nation, Manitoba, Canada by 8 cousins. .[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aboriginal Gangs in Prairie Provinces in 'Crisis Proportions'". Culture. First Nations Drum. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  2. ^ "Aboriginal Based Organized Crime". Criminal Intelligence Services Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ "All-Aboriginal Board May Boost Grad Rates, Curb Gangs". News. CTV News.
  4. ^ Welch, Mary Agnes. "Native-only schools eyed to fight crime". Numbers Watchdog. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  5. ^ "FSIN Calls For Aboriginal School System". News. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
  6. ^ "Armed posses spreading violence across Prairie communities". Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  7. ^ "Gang members sentenced for 'violent and vicious' kidnapping". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  8. ^ "New Kelowna criminal gang is small but dangerous". Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  9. ^ "Terror Squad gang founder sentenced for cocaine trafficking | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  10. ^ "MOB street gang has grown into major threat: police report". Winnipeg Sun. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  11. ^ JH. "About the Redd Alert gang". Kamloops Daily News. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  12. ^ "Indian Posse: Prison Gang Profile". Insideprison.com. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-13.