Two Day Course on Native Gangs and Drugs in Tribal Housing

National American Indian Housing Council Presents:



As methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drug abuse in tribal housing communities has increased significantly in recent years, so has the growing activity of Native gangs. This two-day program will cover the latest information on this problem and help you increase the awareness of the current gang and drug trafficking threats occurring in tribal housing communities. The course will also cover ways to create effective abatement and prevention strategies for your tribal housing and resident services programs.

Register Here.


  • Examine the drug trafficking impact in Indian Country
  • Learn about Native gangs throughout Indian Country
  • Identify Native gang graffiti and identifiers
  • Examine the types of drugs involved in drug trafficking
  • Learn about drugs of abuse in Indian Country
  • Learn about proactive approaches and action plans to address gangs in tribal communities





Tribal housing staff, tribal housing board/committee members, tribal council members, tribal law enforcement, tribal service providers, and others involved or interested in combating gang and drug problems in tribal housing are encouraged to attend.


To view the agenda, click here.  The training will convene from 8:30am to 4:30pm on both days. Please plan your travel accordingly.






Indian Country Training is a division of Lamar Associates, a 100 percent native-owned company providing results-oriented solutions to manage difficult and complex crime and drug issues throughout Indian Country. Indian Country Training provides a vast network of professionals and resources to address training and technical assistance in Methamphetamine, Prescription Drug Abuse, Native Gangs, Criminal Jurisdiction, Community Policing, Criminal Investigation, Intelligence-led Policing, Security Programs and Crime Prevention.


Ray Perales

Director of Training for Lamar Associates

Mr. Perales, of Southern Arapaho descent, has over 20 years of experience in key positions such as the Deputy Public Safety Director for the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes and was the National Director of Training for the Native American Alliance Foundation where he developed curriculum funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for training tribal community teams in the development of Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (Drug Courts) nationwide.  He was also Chief of Police of the Poplar City Police Department.  Ray’s work has taken him all over the United States working with various tribal and non-tribal organizations on a multitude of initiatives designed to empower communities and organizations through the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies involving law enforcement, prosecution, social services, education, spiritual leaders, community members and youth to address issues of crime, juvenile delinquency, truancy, violence, and substance abuse.


Joely Heavy Runner

Training and Technical Assistance Consultant

Indian Countr
y Training, a Division of Lamar Associates

Mr. Heavy Runner, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, is a former federal law enforcement professional for the U.S. Army and Bureau of Indian Affairs. His specialized experience is federal and tribal criminal justice, physical security, and crime prevention. His diverse background includes 10 years in the Indian housing field providing risk management services, crime prevention, and security operations. He developed a model housing security program, which was recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana. 


Ron Glensor

Training and Technical Assistance Consultant

Indian Country Training, a Division of Lamar Associates

Mr. Glensor, Ph.D. is a retired deputy chief of police who has trained over 500 departments throughout the United States, Great Britain and Australia. He developed one of the first publications for the Department of Justice to examine violent crime in Indian Country. He is widely considered an expert in the field of community policing. He is the recipient of the Gary P. Hayes Award from the Policy Executive Research Forum.  Mr. Glensor also co-authored the book Hope and Harmony: How Seven Native Communities Reduced Crime and Violence.

Training will be provided by:
Lamar Associates- Indian Country Training


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