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.


December 14, 2018

Bill S-3 information has been added to the Membership section

Workshop - January 31, 2019



December 11, 2018

New registration form for Secure status card, for children or dependent adults.

Secured Certificate of Indian Status


December 5, 2018

Logo contest, see flyer for details

Contest details


December 4, 2018

Lyla Harman, a Cowichan Tribes member has a Counselling/Consulting business. For information see the entrepreneurs section.



December 4, 2018

New land allotment notices have been posted.

Land Records


November 14, 2018

See attached for Open water diving course

Course info


October 26, 2018

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



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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

To view the full calendar click here

Upcoming Events
  • Elders Advisory Committee and Treaty Committee

  • Elders Advisory Committee and Treaty Committee

  • Elders Translation Working Group

  • Lands Management Committee

  • Elders Talking Circle Support Group

  • Garbage P/U

  • Garbage P/U

  • Garbage P/U