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 engagement

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

Research, reports and publications: Indigenous policing and reconciliation

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.

RCMP Path of Reconciliation

Moving the organization forward on a path towards meaningful reconciliation.

Indigenous pre-cadet training program

This program gives Indigenous youth in Canada a first-hand look at a career in policing with the RCMP and prepares candidates for the police officer application process.

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