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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Tun’ni’utu squw’utsun’al’lh syuwen, ts’I’ts;wutultst kws s’uy’elhs, kw’amkw’ums, tu stielh mustimuhw.

Through Quw’utsun heritage, we are working together respectfully for a healthier, safer and stronger nation.


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

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.

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

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Organization Chart

Treaty Information