Custom Election Law

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Council Code of Conduct

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Cowichan Tribes Complaints and Appeals Board

Following the adoption of the Custom Election Law, an independent Complaints and Appeals Board has been put into place. The Board is comprised of a Cowichan Tribes Elder, Cowichan Tribes members, and someone who isn't a member, but knows about law, conflict or elections.  Board members cannot work for Cowichan Tribes or be part of the election.

The Complaints and Appeals Board is responsible to hear Petitions to remove a chief or councillor, and Appeals of a Cowichan Election.  They must integrate Syuwentst (the teachings) into all aspects of the work. 

Contact the Complaints and Appeals Board here:

To learn more, please visit the Complaints & Appeals Board Website:

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Graeme Drew, Ratification Officer:

Phone: (604) 649-2044


The deadline for appeals is Friday, September 22, 2023.