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Serving Canada's Indigenous People

Quick Facts

Insp. Richer with William Comanda
  • RCMP detachments proudly serve more than 600 Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast
  • As of April 2017, more than 2,000 RCMP employees identified themselves as Indigenous.

In your community...

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


Serving Canada's Indigenous 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 Indigenous communities. We continue to develop a unique and important relationship with Indigenous 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.


NAPS oversees a number of Indigenous 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 at Public Safety Canada.

Serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups

The RCMP maintains ongoing dialogue with the: