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.

Divisional ensign

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).

Eagle staff

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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