Native youth resist pressure to join street gangs

Native youth in Regina, Saskatchewan, are learning ways to resist Native street gangs.

Police say the gangs are recruiting Native kids as young as eight. "I said no. And he said, 'Why not?' And I said, 'cause it's bad," Jeremy McKay, 8, said of an older boy's attempt to get him to join up, CBC News reported.

Native gangs are targeting younger kids because children under the age of 12 can't be charged for any crimes. Saskatchewan has more than 1,300 young people involved gangs, the highest rate in Canada.

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