COVID-19: City of Winnipeg response and latest updates on City facilities and services COVID-19 : Mesures prises par la Ville de Winnipeg et dernières nouvelles sur les installations et services municipaux

Eagle staff

The Winnipeg Police Service has a long and storied tradition. Some of our customs have evolved; others have carried over from the British system upon which we are founded. It is time to recognize and pay tribute to the Indigenous community in our province, city and within our ranks by incorporating Indigenous ceremony into our police customs as members of Treaty One Territory which includes the traditions of community protectors.

On May 19, 2019 the Winnipeg Police Service was presented with a new eagle staff at the Manito Ahbee Festival’s 2019 pow wow.

An eagle staff is a flag to an Indigenous nation – a symbol of the nation’s identity and principles. Each eagle staff is one-of-a-kind to the people who created it, to the people to whom it is given, and to the time and place where it was made. The eagle staff is a sacred symbol that is held in high esteem and used for ceremonial purposes.

In Indigenous cultures, the eagle staff represents various meanings, spiritual entities, nations, clans, languages, medicines and healing. It is believed eagles communicate directly with the Creator. It is an honoured and sacred symbol and as such, respectfully cared for, adhering to teachings provided by our Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Our Service Eagle Staff honours and protects Winnipeg Police Service members, members who have been killed or injured in the line of duty and those who have passed on. It honours the Indigenous community we are sworn to protect and is a reflection of the respect the Indigenous community has for the hard work and care that the Winnipeg Police Service provides.

Eagle staff close-up

Winnipeg Police Service Eagle Staff

Was this information helpful?

How can we make this web page better?

Information collected will be used to improve our website. Do not use this form to submit a request for service or information because it will not be forwarded to departments for response. To submit a request for service or information, contact 311.

This form is not intended to collect personal information; however, any personal information you choose to include in your comments is collected by the City of Winnipeg under the authority of section 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of improving our website and will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes, except as authorized by law. Contact the Corporate Access and Privacy Officer by mail (City Clerk’s Department, Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1B9) or by telephone (311) if you have any questions about the collection of this information.

Ces renseignements sont-ils utiles?

Comment pourrait-on améliorer cette page Web?

Les renseignements recueillis serviront à l’amélioration de notre site Web. Prière de ne pas se servir de ce formulaire pour soumettre une demande de service ou de renseignements, car la demande ne sera pas transmise au service en question. Pour soumettre une demande de service ou de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le 311.

Le présent formulaire ne vise pas à recueillir des renseignements personnels. Cependant, les renseignements personnels que vous choisissez d’inclure dans vos commentaires sont recueillis par la Ville de Winnipeg en conformité avec l’alinéa 36(1)b) de la Loi sur l’accès à l’information et la protection de la vie privée dans le but d’améliorer son site Web et ne seront ni utilisés ni divulgués pour d’autres raisons, sauf dans les cas où cela est autorisé par la loi. Communiquez avec l’agent de l’accès à l’information et de la protection de la vie privée de la Ville par courrier au Bureau du greffier, immeuble Susan-A.-Thompson, 510, rue Main, Winnipeg (Manitoba) R3B 1B9, ou par téléphone au 311 si vous avez des questions sur la collecte de ces renseignements.