Tribes Governance

Tribes Governance

Through self-government and an expansion of the land resource base, Cowichan Tribes will be in a position to be self-sustaining and able to support the mission over the long term.  Cowichan Tribes will control its own destiny within a framework of co-operation with other jurisdictions.

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Cowichan Tribes is a community-driven organization promoting the respect of our culture and traditions and empowering the individuality and success of our people and nation.

Nilh tu Quw’utsun mistimuhw tl’im ‘o’ hi wa’qw ye i’mushstuhw syu’wentst, snuw’uy’ulhtst kw’am kwum’ tu shqwulawuns sis’o’ tslhqwnamut ‘utu syaays, ‘i’kw’ni’tatul’utus.

Our Long-term Objectives

1| Quw’utsun Mustimuhw are healthy and value their cultural identity

2| All Quw’utsun Mustimuhw are gainfully employed in a manner of their choosing

3| Cowichan Tribes is recognized as a leading organization and employer

4| We are self-sufficient and self-governing to the fullest extent possible

5| Quw’utsun Mustimuhw are learning Hul’q’umi’num

6| Our natural resources are managed and protected for current and future generations