From Rap Dictionary
The Alberta Warriors were formed by incarcerated Native gang members when Correctional Services Canada dispersed members of the Manitoba Warriors from Manitoba's Stony Mountain Institution to Alberta's Edmonton Institution in 1997. Upon release from prison, the Warriors quickly set up shop and encouraged fellow gang members from Winnipeg to venture to Alberta to take advantage of its blossoming drug trade in a then booming economic time. The offshoot branch was later called the Alberta Warriors, who by then inspired some local toughs and drug dealers already involved in smaller gangs to join them. The Alberta Warriors are most active in Edmonton, but maintain a relatively low profile. Hardcore members are known to sport tattoos with the initials "AW.", and have recently adopted the wearing of blue articles of clothing, most notably Blue and Black bandannas. As a street gang, the Alberta Warriors have been reported in Edmonton, Alberta, where in 2004 one of six Warriors members lured a group of white teenagers into a basement and brutally kidnapped, beat, and stabbed them, spurring unsubstantiated allegations of racism and hate-crime. The Alberta Warriors are the second largest branch of The Warriors organization followed by the Saskatchewan Warriors, though both gangs are considered to be independent from the founding Manitoba Warriors. Their enemies include the Crazy Dragons, Native Syndicate, Redd Alert, the White Boy Posse and the local Edmonton chapter of the Indian Posse gang.