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.


November 8, 2018

The 2018 Tobacco Tax amount per Cowichan member is $296.48

October 26, 2018

Fishing Regulations, for the 2018-2019 season, please see the link below.



October 22, 2018

Tse'wulhtun Health bursary application forms have been update.

Scholarships Grants Bursaries


October 16, 2018

Annual Audit meeting has changed, see the flyer for details

Annual Audit meeting


October 16, 2018

Tobacco Tax information has been updated ~ including 2018 forms

Tobacco Tax


October 15, 2018

Thank you to all the Cowichan Tribes members who came out to the Recreational Cannabis Legalization and Regulations Community Meeting on October 3rd. Your feedback is so valuable in moving forward on our policies, bylaws and educational material around cannabis.

Here is a flyer with some information on cannabis legalization on Cowichan Tribes land. Please contact the lands department if you have any questions or concerns.

lands(at) or 250-748-3196


Information Flyer


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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
  • In Lieu of Remembrance Day - Offices Closed

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Garbage P/U

  • Garbage P/U