Shhweenustham 'u tu Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw
The People of the Warm Land Welcome You

With 4,800+ 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.


September 15, 2016
Quamichan Road and Stone Church Area
Members please call 
RRAP 1-877-952-7277 if the cougar is attacking animals, pets, people.
R.A.P.P - Report All Poachers and Polluters
Membrs of the public may report a conflict with wildlife that threatens public safety, an environmental violation or an incidence of poaching to the toll-free number (1-877-952-7277), or by using the online form
For more information visit the BC Ministry of Environment - Conservation Officer Service Website

September 13, 2016
Tobacco Tax 
Click on this link to see when the next Tobacco Tax distribution will be.

Final Deadline For 2015 Distribution is Friday Sept. 16, 2016 4:00 pm 

August 18, 2016 
Cowichan Tribes Land Code Voting Registration Open
For more information on voting dates please visit Quw'utsun Tumuhw Page  
August 16, 2016
No Food Fish

DFO has closed the Fraser River due to conservation concerns regarding sockeye. The closure took place at sunset on Thursday August 11, 2016 and will be closed until further notice. This closure means that Cowichan Tribes will not be receiving food fish to disperse to our community. We will be monitoring the DFO closure closely and will inform the community of any changes.

If you would like to keep track of the closure, please visit the Department of Fisheries and Oceans webpage.

For a newspaper article on the closure please visit the Chilliwack Progress

For more information on the Draft Law (October 13, 2011) 

For more information about the fishing regulations call the Lands & Governance building at 250-748-3196 ext. 221

Jobs @ Cowichan Tribes

Click this link to view job postings at Cowichan Tribes.

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Cowichan Tribes in the News

August 3rd, 2016

A plan to improve transportation in Cowichan Tribes communities has won a prestigious award from the Canadian Institute of Planners. The Award for Planning Excellence is the highest award an urban-planning project can receive in Canada, and only three others were recognized by the CIP this year out of 55 submissions.

July 22nd, 2016

Cowichan Tribes expects a new and innovative pilot program will dramatically improve health care for its members. The 18-month program, announced in a ceremony at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre on Tuesday, July 19, is called “Closing the Circle of Care”.

Community Calendar

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