Shtunni's tu Hwulmuhw Amendment
Read the current Cowichan Indian Band Membership Rules (1992):
This is what the name contest is for, to rename the Membership Rules.
OUR LAW, OUR NAME.
Did you know?
- There have been changes to the Indian Act, which Cowichan Tribes is still governed by, and those changes have an impact on Membership to Cowichan Tribes.
- Cowichan Tribes has had jurisdiction over Membership since 1986, when the very first Membership Rules were created!
- The Membership Rules were amended in 1992 & have not been updated since.
- Under the current Membership Rules, any amendments need to occur on even-numbered years!
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the progress of Shtunni's tu Hwulmuhw was impacted, and we are working within the First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations to continue the work to complete and ratify the new legislation.
- The Shtunni's tu Hwulmuhw Amendment Working Group created a survey to engage the Quw'utsun Mustimuhw on certain matters which was published in the Cowichan Tribes newsletter and first appeared in April 2020 and ran until June 2020, called the Shtunni's tu Hwulmuhw Amendment Survey. The survey was live from May-June 30, 2020 on a website called Survey Monkey. The Survey Monkey link for the Shtunni's tu Hwulmuhw Amendment Survey was available on the Cowichan Tribes website, Cowichan Tribes Facebook account and the communications Facebook account under "Hilda Paige". There was a live Facebook draw from the Cowichan Tribes Facebook page for those who completed the survey on Survey Monkey by June 30, 2020 and the winners were published in the Cowichan Tribes August 2020