Samson Cree Nation seeks to evict residents with convictions

The Samson Cree First Nation of Alberta plans to evict residents who have been convicted of serious criminal offenses.

Band leaders are upset with a growing wave of gang violence. Earlier this week, a 23-year-old woman was shot and killed -- she was the aunt of a six-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by in July.

"If they can't respect themselves, respect the community, we, in turn, will show no respect," band council member Kirk Buffalo said at a press conference, CBC News reported.

Chelsea Yellowbird was at a house known for gang activity when she was killed on Monday.

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