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The Ballad of Danny Wolfe The harrowing story of the life and death of the man who founded and ran the first and largest Aboriginal street gang      In 2008 Danny Wolfe a Winnipeg Aboriginal man was 31 years old and awaiting trial on two counts of first degree murder in at the Regina Correctional Centre In spite of his young age it wasn't his first time behind bars in fact Danny had found himself in and out of correctional fa One of my favourite books of all time is Norman Mailer's THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG a work of true crime that truly transcends the pulpy journalism of that genre THE BALLAD OF DANNY WOLFE doesn't uite reach the same levels but it comes close enough that the comparison doesn't feel forced to me More thoughts to come

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kindle ☆ The Ballad of Danny Wolfe Ö Hardcover read æ moneyexpresscard ✓ The harrowing story of the life and death of the man who founded and ran the first and largest Aboriginal street gang      In 2008 Danny Wolfe a Winnipeg Aboriginal man was 31 years old and awaiting trial oA First Nations woman; to his first brush with the law at the age of four and then his subseuent placement in foster care; to the birth of the Indian Posse the Aboriginal street gang in Canada that would eventually claim the title of the largest street gang with over 12000 members and Danny at the helm; to Danny's death in 2010 Joe Friesen's account of this fascinating character is gripping and provocati A perfect example of how residential schools can eventually lead to cold blooded killers A sad book on many fronts

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Cilities since his teenage years sometimes even finding his own way out Now fifteen years after his last break out of prison in an adult facility only a few cells down from his younger brother Preston Danny was orchestrating a bold move a bigger escape from a jail where the notion was inconceivable      Tracing the early years of Daniel Wolfe's life from his birth in Regina to his mother Susan Creeley This was one of those books I COULD NOT PUT DOWN The combination of Danny Wolfe's journey being geographically close to home and my passion for Indigenous history in Canada made for an eye opening informative and heart wrenching read Joe Friesen begins this book with the details of Danny's plan to escape the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre in 2008 Although Danny and his brother Richard were notorious for being the founders of the Indian Posse street gang it was this escape from the RPC where I learned his name and thus began my fascination with the HOW'S and WHY'S of Danny's rise to a nationally feared crime organization and Joe Friesen dove into it all The roots of the Wolfe brothers begin with European colonization in Canada in the 1800's What I loved about this book is that it was a clear example of how the effects of colonization snowballed over years and years of abuse to First Nations people and the Wolfe brothers were simply part of this cycle that they could not escape To them crime was a way of life a way to survive the dangerous streets of Winnipeg where they grew up I cannot say enough about this book it is one that I will reread again and again because the insight that can be gained by reading a book like this is essential to people living in Canada especially the prairie provinces where this is a direct result of a despicable history Although filled with moments of rage disgust and shock at the horrific acts the Indian Posse committed there was also hope which for me stemmed from insights from the mother of the Wolfe brothers Susan Creely A residential school survivor who suffered physical and sexual abuse she was immersed in the world of poverty and addiction throughout her children's lives Today however she is sober and speaks out about the effects of residential schools and the importance of returning to one's cultural roots and spirituality This book is RAW and REAL and shows that the result of generations of pain caused by residential schools still lives on in Canada The Ballad of Danny Wolfe offers answers to uestions that many people may have about the Indian Posse and other notorious street gangs But most importantly it is a direct link to a crucial and often ignored piece of Canada's ugly history