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.


October 16, 2018

Annual Audit meeting has changed, see the flyer for details

Annual Audit meeting


October 16, 2018

Tobacco Tax information has been updated ~ including 2018 forms

Tobacco Tax


October 15, 2018

Thank you to all the Cowichan Tribes members who came out to the Recreational Cannabis Legalization and Regulations Community Meeting on October 3rd. Your feedback is so valuable in moving forward on our policies, bylaws and educational material around cannabis.

Here is a flyer with some information on cannabis legalization on Cowichan Tribes land. Please contact the lands department if you have any questions or concerns.

lands(at) or 250-748-3196


Information Flyer


September 27, 2018

Tse'wulhtun Health bursary application forms have been posted.

Scholarships Grants Bursaries

September 27, 2018

Updated links for Status card application, have been posted in membership section. See the Related links section.

Indian Registry and Band Membership


September 14, 2018

Quw'utsun Syuw'entst Lelum Post Secondary application form has been updated.

Click here to view


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Community meeting regarding Cannabis legislation


Click here to view information


September 11, 2018

See the important notice from Lulumexun regarding Environmental Concerns for Disposing of Fish Wastes in the River

Disposal of Fish Wastes.pdf

September 11, 2018

Recreational Cannabis

Recreational Cannabis will become legal on 17 October 2018 and Cowichan Tribes would like to hear your questions, concerns or interest. 

Our first phase of engagement is an on-line survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey for us to gather your input. 
Keep posted on our next engagement phase which will be a community meeting.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Lulumexun Department at 250-748-3196 or lands(at)

August 13, 2018Garbage Removal Project
Lulumexun complete their On-Reserve Gargabe Removal Project

Click Here to View Information

June 15, 2018
Service Disruption - Route 8 Detour via Bench Road - June to Oct 2018

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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
  • In Lieu of Remembrance Day - Offices Closed

  • Garbage P/U

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group