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RCMP O Division attends Treaty annuity payments

August 8, 2023  By Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Aug. 8, 2023, London, Ont. – In cooperation with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), RCMP members are attending select Indigenous Communities throughout Ontario this summer where they will participate in the Treaty payment process. In consultation with treaty communities across Ontario, the RCMP has participated in 18 events, ranging from two to five days and impacting more than 40 First Nation communities.

Over 14 million people live in Ontario. This is only possible due to the historic treaties that were negotiated with First Nations people, where they agreed to share their traditional territories in exchange for goods and services from the Crown.

These treaties provide a framework for living together and sharing the land Indigenous peoples traditionally occupied. One that provides employment, food, shelter and comfort to millions of residents. These agreements provide the foundations for ongoing co-operation and partnership as we move forward together to advance reconciliation.

“By honouring these Treaty annuity payments, we show our gratitude and respect to the Indigenous people who have given so much to all of us,” said Chief Superintendent Matt Peggs, Acting Commanding Officer, RCMP O Division.


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