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.


February 6, 2018
Elders Gathering 2018 website is live. Register now for the July 10-12 Event. Volunteers needed!
April 24, 2018
Borehole testing starting today - Boys Road Subdivision
Bore hole testing will be starting today as part of the Boys Road Sanitary Sewer Upgrade Phase II. This work is in preparation of installing the new sanitary sewer lines in the roadways.
Phase I work continues on Boys Road. The underground water is too high to install a community pump station. The contractors are pumping out the ground water so installation of a pump station can begin. The pump station will improve the boys road sewer system as it will allow the sewage to be pumped into the municipal sewage lines. This will modernize the entire system operations into the next 50 years. 


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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
  • Child & Family Services Committee

  • Treaty Committee

  • Pro-D Day - YTT

  • Pro-D Day - QH

  • Early Dismissal

  • Early Dismissal

  • Victoria Day - Offices Closed