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.


Quw'utsun Tumuhw VOTE
ends Friday, September 20th

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Si'em Lelum Floor Renovations

The Si'em Lelum gym is closed for Floor Resurfacing.  Monday, September 16th to 30th.

The dining hall and kitchen are open during this time.  They are heavily booked, to check availability, call 250-748-1831 and press 1 for Jen Williams.



Mustimuhw Information Solutions Inc (MIS) was among the awardees announced for the 2019 BC Achievement Foundation's BC Indigenous Business Awards (IBA). 

MIS is a Cowichan Tribes fully owned subsidiary company specializing in digital health technology for Indigenous Health organizations across the country.

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Cowichan Tribes Land Code
Voting is now open


For more information view the land code section on this site:
Land Code - Quw'utsun Tumuhw



Important update on the Name Contest! The deadline has been extended to September 30th to submit suggestions to rename the Cowichan Indian Band Membership Rules.

Tthi'hwum/Please share and spread the word!



2019 CT School Bus Schedule & Registrations forms

Student Transportation


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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
  • Elders Translation Working Group

  • Youth & Recreation Committee

  • Chief and Council

  • Education Committee

  • Justice Committee

  • Treaty Committee