On July 12-14, 2019, Cold Lake RCMP participated in the annual Cold Lake First Nations Treaty Days. Treaty Day honours the nation-to-nation relationship formed between the Federal Government and Cold Lake First Nations.
Treaty Day is celebrated with a Grand Entry, Swearing-In ceremony for the new Chief and Council followed by, dances and jigging competitions, games, speeches, feasts, and other social and cultural gatherings complete with an awe inspiring fireworks display!
Cold Lake RCMP and Cold Lake Victim Services Unit have worked diligently to enhance the relationship in the community we serve.
Corporal Susan Harper states “Treaty days signifies the historical signing of the treaty and the issuance of treaty payments followed by celebrations. There was a great turn-out for these weekend festivities. As I was taking part in some of these activities, I noticed I was being followed by a little person fascinated by police as stated by his parents. He later showed up dressed in his mini red serge uniform with a higher rank than myself! This new generation has a promising future.”
This was also Constable Jessi Sharma’s second participation at the Treaty Day Celebration, he states “This is always a great opportunity to interact with the community and to take part of a long standing tradition”.