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Serving Canada's Aboriginal People

Quick Facts

Insp. Richer with William Comanda
  • RCMP detachments proudly serve more than 600 Aboriginal communities from coast to coast to coast
  • As of April 2015, more than 2,000 RCMP employees identified themselves as Aboriginal.

In your community...

Each spring, the RCMP erects a tipi at National Headquarters in Ottawa in celebration of our Aboriginal communities.

Overview

Serving Canada's Aboriginal communities is one of the RCMP's strategic priorities.

Since the earliest days of the Northwest Mounted Police in the 1870s, the RCMP has been a long-standing law enforcement partner of Aboriginal communities. We continue to develop a unique and important relationship with Aboriginal people living in Canada.

The RCMP's National Aboriginal Policing Services (NAPS) is responsible for planning, developing and managing the organization's strategies and initiatives. NAPS works closely with Aboriginal groups to develop innovative policing approaches that meet their distinctive needs.

Programs

NAPS oversees a number of Aboriginal programs and initiatives, including the following:

  • Commissioner's National Aboriginal Advisory Committee;
  • Aboriginal Perceptions Training;
  • Inuit Perceptions Training; and
  • Annual Performance Plans, which address an offence or negative social issue that concerns the community.

NAPS also provides support on the First Nations Policing Policy to its partners in the Aboriginal Policing Directorate of Public Safety Canada.

Serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups

The RCMP maintains ongoing dialogue with the: