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Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (04/19)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs.
André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generationsFiled Under: Opinion
André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations (03/20)
Reservations are riddled with drugs and other social problems that lead to an overall sense of hopelessness.
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White EarthFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (03/24)
The Seventh Fire features two tribal members and looks at the drug and gang activity on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.
Indian gang member accused of running drug ring from prison cellFiled Under: Law
Indian gang member accused of running drug ring from prison cell (02/01)
Cody McClendon used a contraband cell phone to arrange the distribution and sale of methamphetamine through phone calls, text messages and even Facebook.
Mille Lacs Band kept outsiders from State of the Band addressFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Mille Lacs Band kept outsiders from State of the Band address (01/13)
Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin still managed to make news by promising tougher punishments for drugs dealers and gang members under federal law.
Triqui people flee homeland only to find even worse conditionsFiled Under: World
Triqui people flee homeland only to find even worse conditions (12/02)
About 15,000 tribal members live in Baja California, thousands of miles from Triqui territory in southern Mexico.
Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservationFiled Under: Law
Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation (06/22)
Details are scarce but 18 people have been arrested on drug, firearms and other charges.
Tristan Ahtone: Former Native gang member tries to start anewFiled Under: Law | National
Tristan Ahtone: Former Native gang member tries to start anew (01/22)
Boots, 19, is one of dozens of gang members who escaped arrest and indictment in 2013 after a massive local, state and federal takedown of Native Mob.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa man sentenced for shooting 2 officersFiled Under: Law
Salt River Pima-Maricopa man sentenced for shooting 2 officers (12/05)
Micah Sobori Moquino, 20, admitted he shot one officer in the hand and another in the leg.
Harold Monteau: Teach children about our positive tribal valuesFiled Under: Opinion
Harold Monteau: Teach children about our positive tribal values (11/24)
It's never too late to change lives, especially our own
Vice: Hip-hop artist Drezus on new journey after jail sentenceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada
Vice: Hip-hop artist Drezus on new journey after jail sentence (10/29)
A profile of a Native hip-hop artist who has a new perspective on life after serving time in prison on drug charges.
Salt River judge releases gang member tied to officer's murderFiled Under: Law
Salt River judge releases gang member tied to officer's murder (10/15)
An Indian gang allegedly targeted the officer, who was killed in the line of duty in May.
Second member of Native Mob sentenced to 24 years in prisonFiled Under: Law
Second member of Native Mob sentenced to 24 years in prison (10/02)
Anthony Francis Cree pleaded for leniency despite being convicted on attempted murder, assault and drug charges.
Native Mob gang leader sentenced to 43 years in federal prisonFiled Under: Law
Native Mob gang leader sentenced to 43 years in federal prison (09/30)
Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, 36, was found guilty in March 2013 on racketeering, conspiracy and gun and drug charges.
Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problemsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problems (09/09)
A retired police officer urges leaders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community to take action against gangs and crime.
Authorities link slaying of Salt River officer to Indian prison gangFiled Under: Law | National
Authorities link slaying of Salt River officer to Indian prison gang (08/15)
The tribal police force abruptly pulled out of an anti-gang task force earlier this month.
Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada (07/25)
Jake Flanigan of The New York Times explores Canada's treatment of Native people.
Chelsey Luger: Interview with VICE producer on Native gangsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Chelsey Luger: Interview with VICE producer on Native gangs (07/11)
Chelsey Luger interviews VICE News producer Nilo Tabrizy about Native gangs in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
San Manuel siblings fined over $4.5M judgement in murder plotFiled Under: Law
San Manuel siblings fined over $4.5M judgement in murder plot (06/23)
Stacy Nunez-Barajas and Erik Barajas have failed to pay the award and have refused to turn over financial documents.
Native woman faces charges over fatal crash in SaskatchewanFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native woman faces charges over fatal crash in Saskatchewan (05/14)
Cheyann Peeteetuce faces charges in connection with the deaths of two teenage students.
Alleged gang member denies being asked to kill Tex HallFiled Under: Law
Alleged gang member denies being asked to kill Tex Hall (01/15)
Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, was an alleged target of a murder-for-hire plot that authorities have linked to the booming energy industry in North Dakota.
Three teens charged   for beating of elder man from Blood TribeFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Three teens charged for beating of elder man from Blood Tribe (11/19)
Three teens have been charged in connection with the beating of an elderly man from the Blood Tribe of Alberta.
Police seek information into beating of elder from Blood TribeFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Police seek information into beating of elder from Blood Tribe (10/24)
An elder from the Blood Tribe of Alberta was assaulted over the weekend and police on the reserve are wondering whether gangs had anything to do with it.
Steve Russell: Is there life on the reservation after the age of 30Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Is there life on the reservation after the age of 30 (07/05)
Steve Russell discusses the future of life on reservations across Indian Country.
Teens await sentence for death of five-year-old Native boyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Teens await sentence for death of five-year-old Native boy (03/21)
Three teens will be sentenced for the drive-by shooting death of five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta. The teens were ages 13, 16 and...
Three    Native Mob gang  defendants found guilty  in MinnesotaFiled Under: Law | National
Three Native Mob gang defendants found guilty in Minnesota (03/20)
Three members of the Native Mob were found guilty after a lengthy trial in federal court aimed at taking down the gang's operation. Gang leader Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, 34, was...
Defendants from      Native Mob  gang   face verdict after lengthy trialFiled Under: Law | National
Defendants from Native Mob gang face verdict after lengthy trial (03/13)
Closing arguments were held on Tuesday in the case of three members of the Native Mob gang in Minnesota. The trial began in January and included 180 witnesses, the Associated...
MPR: Trial opens for Native Mob gang members in MinnesotaFiled Under: Law | National
MPR: Trial opens for Native Mob gang members in Minnesota (01/29)
"A racketeering trial involving three members of a Native American gang began Monday in federal court. The three men are members of the Native Mob, an organization the FBI describes...
Three from Native Mob gang go on trial as part of large caseFiled Under: Law | National
Three from Native Mob gang go on trial as part of large case (01/22)
Three members of the Native Mob gang are going on trial today as part of a large case involving a total of 25 defendants and 57 charges. Wakinyon Wakan McArthur,...
Oneida Nation father warns of crime woes after son's death Filed Under: National
Oneida Nation father warns of crime woes after son's death (08/21)
A father from the Oneida Nation who lost his son to violence said crime and gangs are ongoing problem for Indian youth in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Joseph Teller, 50, moved...
New charges, including murder, filed in growing Native Mob case Filed Under: Law | National
New charges, including murder, filed in growing Native Mob case (07/24)
The Department of Justice announced new charges, including murder, in a growing case against members of the Native Mob gang. Authorities said Shawn Michael Martinez shot and killed fellow gang...
Fort Berthold Reservation man convicted of sex traffickingFiled Under: Law
Fort Berthold Reservation man convicted of sex trafficking (04/11)
A man from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota was convicted in federal court on sex trafficking and other charges. Dustin J. Morsette, 22, coerced young women and girls...
MPR: Authorities tie Native Mob crackdown to drop in crimeFiled Under: Law
MPR: Authorities tie Native Mob crackdown to drop in crime (04/06)
"Law enforcement officials are tracking a drop in gang activity in some tribal communities that they say is the result of a sweeping take-down of Native Mob gang leaders earlier...
Mary Pember: Native Mob a scourge  to Indian communitiesFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Pember: Native Mob a scourge to Indian communities (03/12)
"In the winter of 2010, Jeremee Jon Kraskey called his mother to say, “Mom, you are no longer my family. I have a new family. I am part of the...
Reputed Native gang member convicted of  murder in AlbertaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Reputed Native gang member convicted of murder in Alberta (03/08)
A suspected Native gang member was found guilty for the May 2010 death of Heather Rae Thurier, a Native woman who lived in Edmonton, Alberta. Colton Ferguson, 21, was charged...
Tribes in Wisconsin seek to join anti-gang prevention effortFiled Under: Law
Tribes in Wisconsin seek to join anti-gang prevention effort (03/07)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community are looking for ways to battle gangs on their reservations. The National Violence Prevention Resource Center says tribes can change...
Two  Native Mob gang members apprehended  in MinnesotaFiled Under: Law
Two Native Mob gang members apprehended in Minnesota (02/02)
Two members of the Native Mob gang, included the suspected leader, were arrested on Wednesday, a day after the U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota released "wanted" posters for them. Wakinyan...
Wanted  posters issued for three Native Mob gang membersFiled Under: Law
Wanted posters issued for three Native Mob gang members (01/31)
The U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota is seeking the public's help in locating three members of the Native Mob who were indicted as part of a major takedown of...
Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National
Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian Country (01/26)
The Native Mob is one of the most violent gangs in Indian Country, an expert in Indian gangs said. The gang started in Minnesota in the 1990s. Its structure includes...
DOJ reports indictments against 24 members of Native MobFiled Under: Law | National
DOJ reports indictments against 24 members of Native Mob (01/25)
The Department of Justice said 24 members of the "Native Mob" gang have been indicted in federal court on numerous charges, including drug trafficking, assault and attempted murder. Authorities arrested...
Ex-gang members turn to music to connect to Native youthFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada
Ex-gang members turn to music to connect to Native youth (01/16)
The Regina Anti-Gang Services (RAGS) in Regina, Saskatchewan, is offering former members of Native gangs a new way to spread their message. Rob Hurley, who use to be a part...
Editorial: Samson Cree Nation says 'no more' to gang crimesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Editorial: Samson Cree Nation says 'no more' to gang crimes (01/11)
"No more. No more. If the community and the RCMP can continue to work together, the tragic death of five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird may make a lasting difference for justice and...
Lengthy investigation led to charges for death of Native boyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Lengthy investigation led to charges for death of Native boy (01/11)
Authorities spent seven months and $500,000 on an investigation that resulted in charges against three juveniles for the death of five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird on the Samson Cree First Nation...
Native man punished for gang-related shootings in ManitobaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Native man punished for gang-related shootings in Manitoba (01/10)
A Native gang member was sentenced to 12 years in prison for two shootings in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 21-year-old man, who reportedly belonged to the Indian Posse gang, pleaded guilty...
Three juveniles charged for death of five-year-old Native boyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Three juveniles charged for death of five-year-old Native boy (01/10)
Three juveniles have been charged in connection with the death of five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta. Yellowbird, who was the grandson of Chief...
Samson Cree Nation backs law aimed at ousting gang membersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Samson Cree Nation backs law aimed at ousting gang members (01/05)
Members of the Samson Cree Nation of Alberta voted 479-370 in favor of a bylaw aimed at banishing gang members from the reserve. Authorities say as many as a dozen...
Samson Cree Nation votes on bylaw targeting  gang membersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Samson Cree Nation votes on bylaw targeting gang members (01/04)
Members of the Samson Cree Nation of Alberta are voting on a bylaw aimed at banishing gang members from the reserve. The bylaw allows 25 residents to petition to remove...
Warm Springs Reservation men sentenced for their crimesFiled Under: Law
Warm Springs Reservation men sentenced for their crimes (12/13)
Two young men from the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon were sentenced for separate crimes. Ted L. Barney, Jr., 23, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison. He pleaded...
Reported  Native gang member is city's 38th homicide caseFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Reported Native gang member is city's 38th homicide case (12/09)
Darren George, a reported Native gang member, died on Wednesday, making him Winnipeg's 38th homicide victim this year. George, 22, was shot in the back of the head near his...
 Indian gangs a new terror on   Mille Lacs Ojibwe ReservationFiled Under: Law | National
Indian gangs a new terror on Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation (11/09)
Indian gangs are terrorizing members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota, forcing the tribe to banish some of the worst offenders. The tribe can exclude a...
Royalty checks linked to rise in drugs and crime on First NationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Royalty checks linked to rise in drugs and crime on First Nation (09/29)
Young members of the Samson Cree First Nation of Alberta are spending their royalty checks on drugs, leading to a rise in crime and gangs on the reserve, The Epoch...
Warm Springs  gang member sentenced  over attempted murder  Filed Under: Law
Warm Springs gang member sentenced over attempted murder (09/28)
A member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon who is said to be a gang member was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison. Aldo Inez...
Charges laid for murder of 15-year-old Native boy in ManitobaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Charges laid for murder of 15-year-old Native boy in Manitoba (09/15)
Charges have been laid in connection with the stabbing death of a 15-year-old Native boy in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Clark Stevenson was stabbed several times in the chest and lungs...
Samson Cree Nation seeks to evict residents with convictionsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Samson Cree Nation seeks to evict residents with convictions (09/08)
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....
Woman killed on Samson Cree Nation was aunt of young victimFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Woman killed on Samson Cree Nation was aunt of young victim (09/07)
A 23-year-old woman who was shot and killed on the Samson Cree First Nation on Monday was the aunt of a five-year-old victim of gang violence. The woman was identified...
Woman killed amid spike in violent crime on reserve in AlbertaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Woman killed amid spike in violent crime on reserve in Alberta (09/06)
A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed on Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta on Monday. The woman was attending a party inside a house that's next to the one...
Boy's shooting death  on Alberta reserve shocks First NationsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Boy's shooting death on Alberta reserve shocks First Nations (07/13)
The drive-by shooting of a five-year-old boy on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta is sending shock waves across Canada. An autopsy confirmed that Ethan Yellowbird, the grandson of...
Column: Boy's death a wakeup call to change Native relationsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Column: Boy's death a wakeup call to change Native relations (07/13)
"In this place, with its overflowing garbage bins and ramshackle homes and as many people as rez dogs wandering the rutted roads and with approximately the same wary exhaustion, it...
Five-year-old grandson of Samson Cree  chief shot  in drive-by Filed Under: First Nations in Canada
Five-year-old grandson of Samson Cree chief shot in drive-by (07/12)
A five-year-old boy was killed early Monday morning in a drive-by shooting on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta. The boy was identified by The Edmonton Journal as Ethan...
Mille Lacs Band court awards $4.3M for  gang-related beatingFiled Under: Law
Mille Lacs Band court awards $4.3M for gang-related beating (06/16)
A member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota has been awarded nearly $4.3 million in tribal court. Cody St. John, 26, was attacked on the reservation...

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