Historical events in RCMP-Indigenous relations

The RCMP has a long, sometimes difficult history with Indigenous communities in Canada that dates back some 145 years. As we move towards our 150th anniversary in 2023, we're committed to positive change – which includes renewing our vital relationships with Indigenous peoples. To promote better understanding and respect, we've taken several important steps to:

  • strengthen collaboration with Indigenous peoples
  • improve community policing and Indigenous recruitment
  • move towards healing and Reconciliation

This timeline includes historical events that contributed to our relationship with Indigenous peoples and communities.

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