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.


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 31, 2017
Annual Audit Meeting
Thursday November 23, 2017
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 pm Meeting
Location: Si'em Lelum Gymnasium
See Audited Financial Statements Here
Updated November 14, 2017
Chief and Council Elections
Friday December 1, 2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: Si'em Lelum Gymnasium
See Poster Here
See List of Candidates Here

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

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
  • Elder's Translation Working Group

  • CANCELLED - Exercise Class

  • Garbage P/U

  • Annual Audit Meeting

  • Organics P/U

  • Treaty Committee

  • Garbage P/U

  • Thiek Negotiations

  • Fall Session - Career Exploration 3 of 3