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Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang
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Community on Navajo Nation terrorized by 'Red Skin Kingz' gang (July 6, 2018)

The leaders of the Red Skin Kingz, a violent gang on the Navajo Nation, were finally brought to justice after years of brutal crimes.

Trump Administration: Domestic abuse or gang violence no longer grounds for asylum
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Trump Administration: Domestic abuse or gang violence no longer grounds for asylum (June 12, 2018)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said immigrant victims of gang violence or domestic abuse will no longer be able to claim asylum in the United States.

Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth
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Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth (March 28, 2018)

A former Rapid City gang leader has overcome the odds and has forgiven his past to become a recipient of a Bush Foundation Grant.

Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers
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Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers (February 15, 2018)

Five people have been charged in connection with the murder of a citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison
Law

Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison (June 5, 2017)

Two members of the Indian Brotherhood gang and a former prison guard received a combined total of 849 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs
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Cronkite News: Attorney General Sessions links sanctuary cities to gangs (April 19, 2017)

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 generations
Opinion

André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations (March 20, 2017)

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 Earth
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White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (March 24, 2016)

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 cell
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Indian gang member accused of running drug ring from prison cell (February 1, 2016)

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 address
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Mille Lacs Band kept outsiders from State of the Band address (January 13, 2016)

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 conditions
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Triqui people flee homeland only to find even worse conditions (December 2, 2015)

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 reservation
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Two dozen indicted for drug trafficking on Arizona reservation (June 22, 2015)

Details are scarce but 18 people have been arrested on drug, firearms and other charges.

Tristan Ahtone: Former Native gang member tries to start anew
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Tristan Ahtone: Former Native gang member tries to start anew (January 22, 2015)

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 officers
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Salt River Pima-Maricopa man sentenced for shooting 2 officers (December 5, 2014)

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 values
Opinion

Harold Monteau: Teach children about our positive tribal values (November 24, 2014)

It's never too late to change lives, especially our own

Vice: Hip-hop artist Drezus on new journey after jail sentence
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Vice: Hip-hop artist Drezus on new journey after jail sentence (October 29, 2014)

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 murder
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Salt River judge releases gang member tied to officer's murder (October 15, 2014)

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 prison
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Second member of Native Mob sentenced to 24 years in prison (October 2, 2014)

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 prison
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Native Mob gang leader sentenced to 43 years in federal prison (September 30, 2014)

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 problems
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Opinion: Salt River Tribe must deal with growing gang problems (September 9, 2014)

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 gang
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Authorities link slaying of Salt River officer to Indian prison gang (August 15, 2014)

The tribal police force abruptly pulled out of an anti-gang task force earlier this month.

Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada
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Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada (July 25, 2014)

Jake Flanigan of The New York Times explores Canada's treatment of Native people.

Chelsey Luger: Interview with VICE producer on Native gangs
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Chelsey Luger: Interview with VICE producer on Native gangs (July 11, 2014)

Chelsey Luger interviews VICE News producer Nilo Tabrizy about Native gangs in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

San Manuel siblings fined over $4.5M judgement in murder plot
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San Manuel siblings fined over $4.5M judgement in murder plot (June 23, 2014)

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 Saskatchewan
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Native woman faces charges over fatal crash in Saskatchewan (May 14, 2014)

Cheyann Peeteetuce faces charges in connection with the deaths of two teenage students.

Alleged gang member denies being asked to kill Tex Hall
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Alleged gang member denies being asked to kill Tex Hall (January 15, 2014)

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 Tribe
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Three teens charged for beating of elder man from Blood Tribe (November 19, 2013)

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 Tribe
Canada

Police seek information into beating of elder from Blood Tribe (October 24, 2013)

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 30
Opinion

Steve Russell: Is there life on the reservation after the age of 30 (July 5, 2013)

Steve Russell discusses the future of life on reservations across Indian Country.

Teens await sentence for death of five-year-old Native boy
Canada

Teens await sentence for death of five-year-old Native boy (March 21, 2013)

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 Minnesota
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Three Native Mob gang defendants found guilty in Minnesota (March 20, 2013)

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 trial
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Defendants from Native Mob gang face verdict after lengthy trial (March 13, 2013)

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 Minnesota
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MPR: Trial opens for Native Mob gang members in Minnesota (January 29, 2013)

"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 case
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Three from Native Mob gang go on trial as part of large case (January 22, 2013)

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
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Oneida Nation father warns of crime woes after son's death (August 21, 2012)

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
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New charges, including murder, filed in growing Native Mob case (July 24, 2012)

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 trafficking
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Fort Berthold Reservation man convicted of sex trafficking (April 11, 2012)

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 crime
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MPR: Authorities tie Native Mob crackdown to drop in crime (April 6, 2012)

"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 communities
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Mary Pember: Native Mob a scourge to Indian communities (March 12, 2012)

"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 Alberta
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Reputed Native gang member convicted of murder in Alberta (March 8, 2012)

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 effort
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Tribes in Wisconsin seek to join anti-gang prevention effort (March 7, 2012)

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 Minnesota
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Two Native Mob gang members apprehended in Minnesota (February 2, 2012)

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 members
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Wanted posters issued for three Native Mob gang members (January 31, 2012)

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 Country
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Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian Country (January 26, 2012)

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 Mob
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DOJ reports indictments against 24 members of Native Mob (January 25, 2012)

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 youth
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Ex-gang members turn to music to connect to Native youth (January 16, 2012)

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 crimes
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Editorial: Samson Cree Nation says 'no more' to gang crimes (January 11, 2012)

"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 boy
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Lengthy investigation led to charges for death of Native boy (January 11, 2012)

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 Manitoba
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Native man punished for gang-related shootings in Manitoba (January 10, 2012)

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 boy
Canada

Three juveniles charged for death of five-year-old Native boy (January 10, 2012)

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 members
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Samson Cree Nation backs law aimed at ousting gang members (January 5, 2012)

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 members
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Samson Cree Nation votes on bylaw targeting gang members (January 4, 2012)

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 crimes
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Warm Springs Reservation men sentenced for their crimes (December 13, 2011)

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 case
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Reported Native gang member is city's 38th homicide case (December 9, 2011)

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 Reservation
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Indian gangs a new terror on Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation (November 9, 2011)

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 Nation
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Royalty checks linked to rise in drugs and crime on First Nation (September 29, 2011)

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
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Warm Springs gang member sentenced over attempted murder (September 28, 2011)

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 Manitoba
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Charges laid for murder of 15-year-old Native boy in Manitoba (September 15, 2011)

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 convictions
Canada

Samson Cree Nation seeks to evict residents with convictions (September 8, 2011)

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 victim
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Woman killed on Samson Cree Nation was aunt of young victim (September 7, 2011)

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...