Indigenous policing and reconciliation

Throughout Canadian history, the RCMP played a significant role in shaping Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples. Our role continues today, with the intent of rekindling trust and strengthening communications with the more than 600 Indigenous communities we serve. As we move forward, it is important that we acknowledge and learn from the past, evaluate our current actions, and collaborate with Indigenous communities, peoples and employees for the future.

Our reconciliation efforts aim to improve community safety and wellbeing, to enhance investigative standards, and to deliver the highest quality policing services. Efforts are also implemented within the organization to support the over 1,900 Indigenous employees of the RCMP and to inspire a culturally engaged, trauma-informed workforce.

For more information on reconciliation, please visit the Government of Canada Reconciliation page.

Historical events in RCMP-Indigenous relations

Explore significant milestones in the RCMP's relationship with Indigenous peoples, and collaborative efforts of reconciliation.

Relationships and consultation

Learn how the RCMP seeks advice and perspectives from Indigenous partners across Canada to improve Indigenous policing.

Research, reports and publications: Indigenous communities

Explore documents on reconciliation, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and Indian Residential Schools.

First Nations Policing Program

Learn more about the RCMP's role in the Federal Government's First Nations Policing Program.

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Read about how the RCMP is working to address the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Indigenous outreach activities

Read about employee-led initiatives that contribute to reconciliation in Indigenous communities and within the RCMP.

Strategic priority: Indigenous communities

Contributing to safer and healthier Indigenous communities is one of the RCMP's five strategic priorities.

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