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.


August 15, 2018Water Restrictions
Cowichan Valley in Stage 2 and 3 Water Restrictions

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August 13, 2018Garbage Removal Project
Lulumexun complete their On-Reserve Gargabe Removal Project

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August 13, 2018Stephanie Atleo
Councillor Stephanie Charlie Changes Her Last Name to Atleo

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June 20, 2018
Ye'yumnuts Website Launches

June 15, 2018
Service Disruption - Route 8 Detour via Bench Road - June to Oct 2018

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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
  • Community Meeting - Treaty

  • Labour Day - Offices Closed

  • Garbage P/U

  • Thanksgiving - Offices Closed

  • Garbage P/U

  • In Lieu of Remembrance Day - Offices Closed

  • Garbage P/U