Ceremonial and traditional objects
Established in 1873 as a paramilitary organization, the RCMP's rich tradition and history are reflected in various traditional objects, such as the ensign and eagle staff. Learn more about these objects in the following pages.
Our ensign (flag) is a symbol of history and tradition. It displays the colours of our organization and is unique to our own Division (province).
An eagle staff, in First Nation culture, is similar to a nation's flag. It is a unique and sacred symbol that represents traditional First Nation culture and people.
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