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

Cowichan Tribes Offices have been open to the community since April 12, 2022

Mask mandate remains in effect for entering all Cowichan Tribes' buildings and attending Cowichan Tribes events. 



On June 27, Cowichan Tribes members passed changes to the Shtunni’s tu Hwulmuhw, or Citizenship Code, with 79% of votes cast supporting the amendments.

Learn more about the vote results.

As with all votes, there is a 5-day appeal period. Per Section 21.1 of the CRP, the appeal period expires on Saturday, July 2, 2022 and appeals are to be forwarded to Council in writing by that time. 


To support our nation’s self‐governance, Cowichan Tribes has been developing a Custom Election Code. Our Custom Election Code is based on members’ input and will outline a valid and fair process of how our leaders are selected, and how an election can be appealed, if needed.

To learn more to participate in an upcoming community meeting or visit


Date: Wednesday June 29th, 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: Join us at the Si’em Lelum Gymnasium

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FireSmart program  takes a proactive approach to mitigating the risk of fires. Visit the FireSmart page for more information.

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Need a COVID rapid test? Cowichan Tribes households (living on and off reserve) can pick up a kit of 5 rapid tests.

Where: Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre

When: 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Fridays

This kit includes 5 rapid tests, instructions on how to use the test and how to report a positive result. Please save these tests for when someone in your household has symptoms of COVID as we have a limited amount to distribute to our community.

COVID Vaccine Update

Still needing a 1st, 2nd or booster dose of COVID vaccine? Call to book an appointment at Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre 250.715.1024. Vaccines are available for ages 5+. 

Second doses are given 8 weeks after 1st dose and booster doses for ages 12+ are given 6 months after 2nd dose.

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Opioid Crisis Response

Chief Seymour and Council have designated an Opioid Crisis Response Working Group to lead our nation’s ongoing response to the opioid overdose epidemic.

Please visit the Opioid Response Section for info on overdose prevention and where to get help.

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.

Important Bulletins

Direct Deposit

If you are receiving payments such as Social Assistance, Living Allowance, Caregiver payments and commercial land lease distribution from Cowichan Tribes, we encourage you to sign up for the Electronic Funds Transfer.

Please email for a form to be sent to you.

Digital Newsletter
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Employment Opportunities


Cowichan Tribes in the News

Duncan, North Cowichan, and Cowichan Tribes are working together,in collaboration with community stakeholders, to implement the Safer Community Plan to address crime and public disorder along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor between Beverly Street and Boys Road.

A new Corridor Safety Office will open soon at 490 Trans-Canada Highway. To read the full press release please visit the website.