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.


January 17, 2019

Important update on Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process! Please click the link and complete the survey Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada:

Please also see additional information on how the Removal of the 1951 Cut-off & the Devolution of Indian Registration would impact Cowichan Tribes & don't forget to attend the Community Workshop on January 31st at 5PM at the Ramada Duncan Ballroom!




January 15, 2019

Quw'utsun Employment and Training, IOP and PES would like to inform members about the following opportunities with the Costa Canna Corp.

Bud Tenders

Asst Manager

Store Manager

For more information and assistance with your application, please visit us at our office location, in the Administration building (Social Development).


January 8, 2019

Quw'utsun Tumuhw Land Code is hosting an open house. 

Please see the flyer for details.



January 8, 2019

Please join us on January 31st in attending the Community Workshop on Indian Registration and the Bill S-3 Collaborative Process for a presentation from a Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada representative.  Please contact the coordinator for any questions.




January 7, 2019

See attached notice from Membership



January 2, 2019

Happy New Year from the Membership Department!  There is a Community Workshop on Indian Registartion and the Bill S-3 Collaborative Process on January 31st, please see flyer for more information.




December 19, 2018

January 2019 Newsletter - During the preparation of newsletter, our copy machine experienced some hardware malfunction. 

Unfortunately we are unable to have this resolved before holiday closure.
Some newsletters have already been delivered but we will be unable to complete the entire run.

Because of this unforeseeable delay in printing, we are posting the January 2019 newsletter here for our community members.

January 2019 newsletter



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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
  • Membership Committee

  • Quw'utsun Tumuhw Open House

  • Fishing Committee

  • Elders Advisory Committee

  • Chief & Council

  • Cultural Education Committee

  • Housing Committee

  • Treaty Committee - CANCELLED

  • Elders Translation Working Group