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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.

2021 Initiatives

Our Kisiskâciwani-sîpiy Boater Safety Program Naming

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.

A special “thank-you” goes out to Rocky Morin, Manager of Maskekosak Cultural Program, for sharing his knowledge and participation in the naming of this project.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Day Remembrance Ceremony

On May 5th Devon's RCMP Sargeant gave a speech at the remembrance ceremony, to commemorate all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Land Acknowledgement Ceremony

On National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021, the Devon RCMP held a Treaty Six land acknowledgement ceremony outside the detachment. Representatives from the RCMP, Town of Devon. Enoch Cree Nation, and Metis Nation gave speeches and Indigenous leaders performed traditional songs to close out the ceremony.

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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