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.


Quw'utsun Tumuhw -
Cowichan Tribes Land Code
Voting is now open


For more information view the land code section on this site:
Land Code - Quw'utsun Tumuhw



SHD winners of Youth Writing / Art Contest

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Nation Alliance Elders
Of Cowichan, Stzuminus, Penelakut, Halalt and Lyackson

September 5, 2019     1-3 pm     Lunch at noon
Si'em Lelum Gym

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Regarding the
Elders Building closure:

Staff from the Elders building can be found in the main Tse'wulhtun Health building.



Important notice from
Quw'utsun Syuw'entst Lelum

Regarding School supplies

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2019 CT School Bus Schedule & Registrations forms

Student Transportation


Sixties Scoop Requirements and Application

Eligibility Requirements

Application Form 

To make a claim for money, you must fill in a Claim Form and send it to the claims office by August 30, 2019.

Visit, call
1-(844)-287-4270, or email sixtiesscoop(at)


New Announcement for SCIS

App for Passport pictures

see details here


Membership Rules Amendment Name Contest

Deadline: August 31st

For details, see the flyer


Cowichan Nation Alliance Media Release



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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.

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