Shhweenustham 'u tu Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw
The People of the Warm Land Welcome You

With 4,900+ members, we are the largest single First Nation Band in British Columbia.

Our ‘warm land’ is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley region on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Learn about our history and culture, find out about the wide range of member services and check out the exciting projects and initiatives we have underway.


March 20, 2019

Day School Information & Registration



The Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process is excited to announce the March 26, 2019 Joint Event co-hosted by Lalum'utul' Smuneem at the Duncan Ramada from 5:00PM-8:00PM! Previous correspondence for the event was "Community Workshop Pt.2", which is still taking place under the March 26, 2019 Joint Event. 
It is a part of our Snuw'uy'ulh to have nuts'amaat shqwaluwun, the two Departments are eager to breathe life into this teaching by coming together to share important updates with the Quw'utsun' Mustimuhw. It is also a teaching to share information while eating, which is why there is such a short time frame for dinner & why Lalum'utul' Smuneem's portion will begin at 5:30PM-there is no rush or disrespect meant by that short time frame, it is merely to take advantage of that particular teaching.Tth'ihwum/please join us on March 26th for dinner, door prizes, child minding, or FB live stream from the Cowichan Tribes Facebook page




March 15, 2019

Embracing Life is offering FREE RIDES to our THEO event next Tuesday March 19,2019.

I have attached a ride schedule along with the original flyer Theo is a Stanley Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist.

Event Flyer

Ride Schedule


March 15, 2019

** Quw'utsun Tumuhw (Land Code) Open House **
March 27, 2019
222 Cowichan Way (Old VIU Building)
5 PM to 7 PM


February 6, 2019

Housing has an updated Application form and information regarding insurance.


Also see the maintenance tab for helpful tips on repairs for toilets, sinks and drywall.

Maintenance Tips



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Cowichan Tribes in the News

March 22, 2018

Cowichan Tribes and BC SPCA are committed to improving animal welfare education and bylaws

Cowichan Tribes, the BC SPCA, and RCMP met on March 15, 2018 to discuss “Teddy” who was a severely neglected dog seized by the BC SPCA on February 16, 2018. The meeting’s agenda was about moving forward for solutions to prevent neglect to animals or pets in the future. Chief William Seymour speaking on the incident says “It is unfortunate what the poor dog went through, and we hope with greater education on proper treatment, and how to identify and report an animal in need of care, we can prevent cases like this in the future”. “Teddy” was unknown to the Cowichan Tribes Bylaw Officer or to the BC SPCA until he was reported and discovered on February 16.

December 7, 2017

COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Chief William (Chip) Seymour of Cowichan Tribes, His Worship Mayor Phil Kent, His Worship Mayor Jon Lefebure, and Board of Education Chair Candace Spilsbury have released the following statement regarding racism in the Cowichan Valley:

“Yesterday afternoon, we met to discuss the growing conversation and concern about racism in our diverse community.

Community Calendar

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Upcoming Events
  • Elders Translation Working Group

  • Youth and Recreation Committee

  • Community Fisheries Meeting

  • Elders Translation Working Group

  • Youth and Recreation Committee

  • Community Fisheries Meeting

  • Chief and Council

  • Bill S-3 Collaborative

  • Cultural Education Committee

  • Justice Committee