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.


May 23, 2018
Land Investigation Committee Meeting re: Lot 269-2 
Lot 269-2
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May 23, 2018
Sh-hwuykwselu (Busyplace) Stormwater Management & Mitigation Plan
Monday May 28 - Friday June 1

May 23, 2018
Design Planning for Health and Wellness Centre
Monday May 28 - Friday June 1
Design Planning Health and Wellness

May 16, 2018
Financial Administration Law Review Update
The Cowichan Tribes Financial Administration Law is in the process of being updated to the new standards of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and will be reviewed at the Council's regular meeting on May 22, 2018

April 27, 2018
Education Department Early Application Day Wednesday May 30th
Avoid the August Rush! Complete Quw’utsun Syuw’entst Lelum’s Nominal Roll application and School Verification process in one location, and register with public and private schools attending this event. 

February 6, 2018
Elders Gathering 2018 website is live
Register now for the July 10-12 Event. Volunteers needed!
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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
  • Health and Wellness Centre Planning

  • Youth Recreation Committee

  • Health and Wellness Centre Planning

  • Early Application Day

  • Health and Wellness Centre Planning

  • Lalum'utul Smun'eem Advisory Committee

  • Health and Wellness Centre Planning