Shhweenustham 'u tu Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw
The People of the Warm Land Welcome You
With 5,300+ 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.
Check out the exciting projects and initiatives we have underway.
Cowichan Tribes Offices were pleased to re-open to the community on April 12, 2022. Please note, our mask mandate remains in effect for entering all Cowichan Tribes' buildings and attending Cowichan Tribes events.
Toxic Drug Supply
Opioid Crisis Response
We ask ALL Quw'utsun Mustimuhw to please have Narcan (naloxone) and know how to use it. The street drug supply is toxic and deadly.
Call Ed at Ts'ewulhtun Health to get Narcan and training: 250-746-6184. Narcan kits are also free at London Drugs with your status card.
For help with addiction treatment and supports:
- Sa'qw'thut Culturally-Grounded Treatment Program - 250-732-3487
- Kwun'atsustul's Treatment Coordinator: 250-732-6055, or message on Facebook: Kwun'atsustul Treatment | Facebook
National Indigenous Languages Day is coming up on March 31, 2023.
We invite you to support Hul'q'umi'num' language revitalization and take our survey here.
Did you live on Cowichan IR No. 1, Est-Patrolas IR No. 4, and Tzart-Lam IR No.5, between 2001 and 2021? If so, you may qualify for compensation.
You can assess your eligibility and submit a claim online or on paper here.
Effective April 3, 2023, we will be in our New Clinic Space at: 121 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C.
During our move, between March 24 to March 31, our clinic will be physically closed. But we will still available by phone & OPEN FOR PHONE & VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS ONLY.
We look forward to seeing you at our new clinic space starting April 3, 2023!
We also encourage you to check out our video series about this work.
In this video, Sina'htun Wayne Paige Sr, Cowichan Elder, talks about Cowichan Tribes developing its own Child and Family legislation so that Quw'utsun youth know their identity.
To learn more, visit www.ourchildlaw.cowichantribes.com
Community Health & Wellness Survey
Ts’ewuhltun Health Centre has launched Cowichan Tribes’ Community Health and Wellness Survey to better understand and assess our health priorities, and guide future health programs and services for the next 10 years.
CLICK HERE to participate in the Community Health and Wellness Survey
Or Scan QR Code
Open until March 31, 2023
There will be opportunities to participate online/virtual, in-person and at various community gatherings.
All participants will be entered into a prize draw for 5 wellness baskets!
If you have questions about the community health and wellness planning process,
Get Covid-19 Vaccines & Boosters
Covid-19, flu, and other vaccines are available by calling 250.715.1024 or booking online at: tsewulhtunhealth.janeapp.com.
You can also register to get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster at your local pharmacy. Call 1-833-838-2323 or visit: https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca.
Resources if you have COVID-19
COVID-19 treatment for people with vulnerable health conditions is available: a doctor can prescribe treatment if requested within the first 5-7 days of symptoms.
For COVID-19 First Nation Health Authority (FNHA) isloation benefits, please call 1-888-305-1505.
Rapid Antigen Tests
Kits are available at Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre and local pharmacies free of charge.
The kits include 5 rapid tests, instructions on how to use the test and how to report a positive result.
Please use these tests for when someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19.
Opioid Crisis Response
Chief 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.
Bus Routes for September 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a form to be sent to you.
Cowichan Tribes in the News
Completion of 32-Unit Housing Complex on Boys Road