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Policing Indigenous communities

The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, Mtis and Inuit communities. Today, we work in more than 600 Indigenous communities across Canada. Read about some of our activities and initiatives.

RCMP transfers land of residential school cemetery
The ceremony saw the land being returned to the Regina Indian Industrial School Commemorative Association.
RCMP helps produce music video by youth of Onion Lake
"Young & Happy" addresses mental health, unhealthy relationships, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
RCMP helps build new outdoor hockey rink at Dene Tha' First Nation
Sgt. Gordon Hughes helped create the new facility that promotes recreational sports in the community.
Healing camp touches on addiction, abuse, and child welfare
Grassroots initiative offers support to community members and brings connection to land, culture, and traditions.
First RCMP sweat lodge introduced to Nova Scotia
Cpl. De-Anne Sack brought the initiative forward and now hosts a monthly sweat lodge ceremony for Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees.
An Eagle Staff to honour and acknowledge First Nations people in Canada
Staff Sgt. Jeff Poulette constructed this sacred Indigenous symbol for the RCMP.
Maskwacis Intervention - Collaborative Approach Reduces Gang Violence
Violent crime and school absenteeism was a big problem on some Alberta reserves - until they employed a unique solution.
Survival Skills - Outdoor camps bridge gap between youth, police
Outdoor programs in B.C. are helping Indigenous youth learn new skills, and bond with local police.
Contest Inspires Northern Youth to get creative
When the RCMP in the Northwest Territories needed a new Aboriginal policing ensign, they reached out to local students to try their hand.
New Blanket Exercise on Indigenous History moves RCMP Cadets
A "Blanket Exercise" on Indigenous history has been added to the mandatory training for all RCMP Cadets.
Eagle Feather flies into Nova Scotia Detachments
Instead of a bible, Indigenous people can now use an eagle feather to swear legal oaths in RCMP detachments and courts.
Project gifts youth in remote Nunavut with bicycles
The Polar Bike Project began after Cst. Tim Harper and his wife, Alison, realized there was a lack of bikes for youth in the community.
Local officers, staff and youth complete Pulling Together Canoe Journey
RCMP members from Surrey, B.C. took part to help build relationships with Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Youth Return from RCMP National Youth Leadership Workshop
This Workshop, held since 2011, teaches leadership skills to Indigenous high school students.
NHL Star, RCMP Score with Anti-Violence Ad
NHL player Jordin Tootoo teamed up with the RCMP on a video to prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls.