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Manitoba RCMP to implement eagle feather option for swearing oaths

An eagle feather is shown in a handout photo.
An eagle feather is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS / HO-Nova Scotia Judiciary

RCMP are announcing Tuesday a new way for Manitobans to swear on legal oath.

Manitoba’s RCMP will be implementing an eagle feather initiative.

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The option would allow Manitobans to swear legal oaths on an eagle feather during day-to-day policing.

The new initiative will give victims, witness, suspects and police officers the option.

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RCMP will be holding a conference at 1 p.m. CST for more information about the initiative.

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