We are once again severely challenged with snowfall and slick road conditions in our area. We are therefore closing the administration offices for Friday, February 15, 2019 (schools and daycare are also closed for ProD). Have a safe weekend and remember to check on elders and family if possible. Once again Huy steep q'u for your understanding

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.


February 14, 2019

SCIS application updates in the membership section

Indian Registry and Band Membership


February 6, 2019

Housing has an updated Application form and information regarding insurance.


Also see the maintenance tab for helpful tips on repairs for toilets, sinks and drywall.

Maintenance Tips



February 4, 2019

Please see the Indian Registration & Bill S-3 Collaborative Process newsletter update for February.
Important updates include Office Hours for members to drop-in or set up and appointment to discuss the Collaborative Process and what it means for Cowichan Tribes.  Come in and connect with the Coordinator!

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January 7, 2019

See attached notice from Membership



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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
  • Housing Committee

  • Cultural and Education

  • Lands Management Committee

  • Treaty Committee

  • Elders Translation Working Group

  • Youth and Recreation Committee

  • Chief and Council

  • Justice Committee