Shhweenustham 'u tu Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw
The People of the Warm Land Welcome You

With 4,800+ 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 9, 2017
Register to vote online or in person and be entered to Win 1 of 3 prizes
Land Code Vote Draw

April 12, 2017
Cowichan Tribes Matrimonial Property Law: Community Meeting #2
Thursday April 27, 2017
5-7:30 pm
Siem Lelum Gymnasium
Please see our community calendar for more information
March 16, 2017
Land Code Documents and Voting Dates Have Changed
To view the revisions, new documents and see the revised voting Dates, please go to our Land Code page.
Click to see letter from Chief William C. Seymour regarding changes to Land code documents and voting dates.
Land code letter from chief

March 16, 2017
Brennan Land Claim Voting results are in
Eligible voters: 3,011
313 voted
264 in favour
49 against
This vote does not pass as we needed at least 1506 voters to cast a ballot. Chief and Council will be discussing the next steps and will issue direction shortly.
Thanks to everyone who came out to vote and exercised their right to have a say in this decision making process.

March 10, 2017
Matrimonial Real Property Law Survey
We invite all Cowichan Tribes members to participate in taking a short 5-question survey; all answers are confidential. Your input will help staff in drafting the matrimonial real property law. Please share this link with other members.

March 8, 2017
Youth Create Brennan Information Video Click image to view Video
Brennan Information Video

February 28, 2017
Undeliverable Land Code Voting Packages
If any Cowichan Tribes eligible voters have not received their land code voting packages in the mail, it may have been returned to us by Canada Post.
Please contact Candace Charlie or Rowena Edwards at 778-422-2255
or by email at candace.charlie(at) or rowena.edwards(at) to receive a voting package.







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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
  • Qwi’qwal Classes

  • Big Blue Bus

  • Healthy Families Immunization Clinic

  • Turning Stones Tsu Tsuluw-t Tu Smeent

  • Late Night Vaccination Clinic

  • Family Language Classes

Jobs @ Cowichan Tribes

Click this link to view job postings at Cowichan Tribes.