FSIN and RCMP To Discuss Native Gang Problem

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 15:49



A recent report detailing rampant gang activity by Aboriginal youth in Saskatchewan is sparking some action by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.


Today in Saskatoon, FSIN vice chiefs Delbert Wapass and Lawrence Joseph are holding a planning session in relation to these and other issues.


They will be joined in the session by a representative from the FSIN youth council, as well as three RCMP constables.


The report, which came out last week, claims 1,500 youth in communities ranging from Regina to Stanley Mission are performing criminal acts for approximately 12 different gangs.


The study found that Saskatchewan has the highest proportion of youth involved in gang activity.


The co-author of the report says the ages of the members range from 13 to 40.