Native American Veteran and Canadian aboriginal veteran List.

royal canadian mounted police

Civil info

1,500 Engaged

2 deaths in service



In May 1873, the Parliament of Canada set up a central police department and sent a group of 150 recruits to the West in Manitoba. The new police force eventually became known as the North West Mounted Police.

In 1885, the Mounted Police numbered 1,000 men. The arrival of Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier in 1896, however, threatened his survival, as he intended to reduce the NWMP, and eventually dissolve it. But the newly-appointed North-West Mounted Police had a lot of support in the West, and its role grew at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Women were first admitted to the RCMP as police officers in 1974. Also in the 1970s, the RCMP's responsibilities extended to new areas such as airport police protection of the people of the brand and the fight against drugs.

In 1989, the RCMP took part in its first United Nations mission, deploying 100 police officers to Namibia to help monitor national elections.

Today, the RCMP's operations focus on organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, economic crime and offenses that threaten the integrity of the national border. In addition, it provides protection for VIPs, provides policing services in eight provinces and three territories and, through its National Police Services, makes resources available to other Canadian enforcement agencies. of the law.

The RCMP today has more than 2,000 Native American employees, including 1,500 police officers, who perform a variety of duties.


Two Indians have fallen into service with the RCMP, Constable Cameron Robin Lynelle in 2006 and Constable Francis Leo Tyler, Maliseet of New Brunswick in 1996.



Cameron robin lynelle