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The RCMP is one of the most famous police forces in the world — the red serge and stetson hat are practically synonymous with Canada. But that image obscures the profound power the Mounties have held throughout Canadian history. And the dark legacy of ethnic cleansing and genocide at their core.

Featured in this episode: Jean Teillet, Sean Carleton, Steve Hewitt

 

To learn more:

The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Métis Nation by Jean Teillet

Clearing the Plains by James Daschuk

Riding to the Rescue: The Transformation of the RCMP in Alberta and Saskatchewan by Steve Hewitt

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