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.


December 13, 2017
Our Recycling Truck broke down after the Cliffs Road run and is stuck in 2nd Gear. Unfortunately we will have to cancel recycling pick-up today. We are sorry for the continued inconvenience this causes to our community and thank you for your patience.
December 8, 2017
2017 12 08 Blanketing Ceremony.pdf

Updated November 30, 2017
Boys Road Paving - Detour
Temporary Detour on Boys Road Scheduled for December 4 - 8, 2017

This detour is required to rebuild and pave of that section of Boys Road.

Single-lane traffic access will be provided to the residents and anyone who must access the residents or homes in the affected section of Boys Road.

Please remind drivers to be extra cautious when transiting the work area. 

FYI: The section of Boys Road affected is 0.6 kms - the Red Line detour increases travel distance by approximately 2.4 kms

Updated November 20, 2017
If you have not sent in your direct deposit form as of Today November 20, 2017, there is no guarantee that your money can be direct deposited for Tobacco Tax December 14, 2017 distribution.
Multiple incomplete tobacco tax applications have been faxed in. The following are the reasons for them being incomplete:
  • Missing page 2 (only page one was faxed in)
  • Missing a signature
  • Missing supporting documents such as documents to prove who has custody of children. These documents are required to ensure the correct person receives the child's distribution.

When trying to contact applicants regarding the missing information the contact number is no longer in service. If you aren't sure if this applies to you, please call the Tobacco Tax team 250-748-3196 ext 372 or email tobtax(at)

Incomplete applications can not be processed, please follow up with the tobacco tax team so you can be sure to receive your distribution on December 14, 2017.

Please always keep your contact information up to date - it is important for us to be able to keep in contact with our membership.


Updated 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.

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Cowichan Tribes in the News

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.

December 5, 2017

COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Chief William "Chip" Seymour of Cowichan Tribes and Rod Allen, Superintendent of the Cowichan Valley School District have released the following statement regarding a series of fights that took place yesterday at Cowichan Secondary School in Duncan:
“Both Cowichan Tribes and the school district are aware of the incident involving several students that took place yesterday afternoon at the James Street campus of Cowichan Secondary School.

Community Calendar

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Upcoming Events
  • Chief and Council

  • Recycling P/U

  • Tiger in the Tank - Anger Management Workshop

  • Spring Session - Career Exploration 2 of 3

  • Youth Recreation Committee

  • Garbage P/U

  • Organics P/U