Alberta Warriors: Prison Gang Profile
The Alberta Warriors were most likely formed
when Correctional Services Canada dispersed members of the
Manitoba Warriors from Manitoba's Stony
Mountain Institution to Alberta's Edmonton Institution
in 1997. The Warriors spread to another province and set up
an offshoot branch as the Alberta Warriors. The Calgary Herald
reports that most of the gang reside in Edmonton (21 May 2004
Calgary Herald). Members usually wear the initials"AW"
and blue bandannas. Animosity exists between the Alberta Warriors
and other gangs, such as the Asian Crazy Dragons, a small
gang limited to institutions in Alberta; the
Bloods in Edmonton, the Indian
Posse, and Native
Syndicate. Alberta Warriors members existed at one time
or the other in Bowden
Institution, and Drumheller
"Edmonton teen who led boys to her apartment testifies
in stabbing trial,"
The Canadian Press, 11 June 2004.
"Teens' attackers were Warriors, witness says: Woman
feared gang and could not help," Edmonton Journal,
11 June 2004, by Duncan Thorne.