Gang-Related Death Behind PAGC Anti-Gang Event

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 13:02



Gang activity will be a topic of discussion in Prince Albert for the next three days.


The Prince Albert Grand Council is hosting a three-day conference on gang prevention.


There will be speakers from Canada’s largest cities sharing what they have done to curb gang activity.


Organizer Howard Halkett says elders believe gangs are a scourge that will take at least two generations to get rid of.


Halkett says youth are exposed to bad influences from other cultures though TV, and are not being taught the traditional Aboriginal way of life.


He became interested in gang prevention when his younger brother, who tried to get out of a gang and start a new life, was murdered earlier this year.


According to Halkett, his brother was involved with the Native Syndicate in Prince Albert.


Halkett also says he was getting a lot of calls from concerned people who say gang violence is a problem in their community.