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

Community Updates

Annual Audit Meeting

Community Alert

Save the Date

Our Annual Audit Meeting will take place on October 19, 2022. 

5:00 pm  — Dinner

6:00 pm — Presentations  Q &A

Si’em Lelum Gym & Online

Masks required for in person. 


School Bus Registration & Routes

Custom Election Code

How should we use, build on, and protect Tumuhw (land) and water for future generations?

Your participation in this survey is important and will help to shape how we manage Tumuhw and the marine environment.

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on land and marine related issues that impact the environment, Tumuhw, and Quw'utsun Mustimuhw. Topics include: community amenities and infrastructure, mobility supports, housing types, and many more. 

Take the survey here

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 visit

Take our survey:

As a token of our appreciation for taking the time to share your ideas, we invite you to submit your name at the end of the survey for a prize draw: a $200 VISA gift card!

Drug Poisioning / Overdose Advisory for Cowichan Valley

Land & Marine Use Plan Community Survey

September 20, 2022

Overdoses are increasing in the region. Friends, family, and community members using opioids and stimulants face increased risk from both injection and inhalation.

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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. 

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



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

Ts'ewultun Health Centre is hosting drive thru COVID vaccine clinics this week for ages 12+ on Wednesday, Sept 14 and Thursday, Sept 15 from 1-6 pm. Unfortunately, COVID vaccines for ages 5-11 are not available at this week's clinic.

For ages under 12, vaccines are available by calling 250.715.1024 or booking online

Hwial’asmut ch tun’ s-ye’lh (Take care of your health)

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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.

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Important Bulletins

                       Bus Routes for September 2022


Cowichan Tribes Annual Audit Meeting 

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Bus Routes for 2022-2023 School Year


Employment Opportunities


Direct Deposit

                       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 for a form to be sent to you.


Cowichan Tribes in the News

Indian Road Water Project completion celebration on August 19, 2022.