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.


October 19, 2017
2018 Elder's Gathering Website Launching Soon
Elder's gathering website will be launching soon. If you would like to be notified when it launches, please go to and input your name and email address.

October 3, 2017
Chief and Council Nomination - October 20, 2017
October 3, 2017
Chief and Council Elections - December 1, 2017
September 21, 2017
Correct mailing information required for upcoming elections

Cowichan Tribes had over 300 packages returned for the Land Code vote. With the upcoming elections we urge members to please make sure your mailing address is up to date and correct. To update your information please contact Jen Charlie at 250-748-3196 or email her at jen.charlie(at)

update info

September 14, 2017
Adult Grief and Loss Workshop - Collecting Names

If you are interested in attending a Grief and Loss workshop and you are 19 or older, please contact Michelle Louie to have your name added to the list. Dates of workshop will depend on interest and availability of facilitator and participants. 

Grief and Loss Adult


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Cowichan Tribes in the News

February 18th, 2017

Cowichan Tribes First Nation is contacting thousands of members across the Island and beyond to participate in a process toward self-government of their land.

November 2nd, 2016

Local officials got together on Nov. 2 to celebrate the completion of the dike system along the Cowichan River, the last phase of the Cowichan River flood-protection plan.

Community Calendar

To view the full calendar click here

Upcoming Events
  • Drumming and Singing / Communications Workshop

  • Chief & Council Elections

  • Tiger in the Tank - Anger Management Workshop

  • Healthy Families Immunization Clinic

  • Healthy Families Immunization Clinic

  • Healthy Families Immunization Clinic