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Indigenous Engagement

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Treaty 6 Territory Land Acknowledgement

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police acknowledges Treaty 6 territory – the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, as well as the Metis. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Indigenous Engagement – 2022 Initiatives

  • Our Kisiskâciwani-sîpiy Boater Safety Project: The name “kisiskâciwani-sîpiy” means “swift current” or “fast-moving water” in the nehiyaw (Plains Cree) language. The naming of this project acknowledges the legal caretakers and protectors of this land and is a symbol of our commitment to continuing to building partnerships with Indigenous communities. This project is held every second Saturday throughout the boating season.

  • MMIWG Remembrance Ceremony: The Devon RCMP participated in the annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Remembrance Ceremony on May 5, 2022. The Devon RCMP has taken significant steps to ensuring that Devon remains a safe and inclusive community, including recommendations from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

  • Sacred Fire: The Devon RCMP participated in the lighting of the Sacred Fire at Enoch Cree Nation, a tribute to the 215 children that were found buried at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

  • Treaty Six Day: The Devon RCMP will be participating in the Town of Devon’s annual Treaty Six Day events on August 27, 2022. The RCMP tipi will be on display, and officers will be on hand to discuss the RCMP’s role in working towards reconciliation with all Indigenous Peoples that we serve.

    Future Plans

    In the future, the Devon RCMP will continue to work closely with the Town's Indigenous Engagement Coordinator to ensure all RCMP initiatives are in line with Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

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