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 Celebration

November 1st, 3-6 pm, Si'em Lelum Gym

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Cultural Education Committee

CEC is calling out to parents and students to send in their letters for possibilities of being selected as their Youth or Parent Representative for meetings during the 2019 - 2020 school year.

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SCIS applications

Please be advised that all SCIS applications are currently taking up to 16 weeks to process with the SCIS Processing Unit in Gatineau, Quebec.  If you still have valid CIS aka Laminated Status card, please plan ahead and apply for the SCIS far in advance.  This will ensure that you are not without a valid status card.

If you have any questions please call the Membership department at 236-800-4023.


Tl'uqtinus Press Release




Regarding Indian Day School

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Regarding Finance & Audit Committee



Cowichan Tribes MEMBERS

Please see attached notice about the upcoming
Chief and Council nominations for the 2019-2021 term.




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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
  • Housing Committee

  • Sul-hween Committee

  • Land Management Committee

  • Fishing Committee

  • Membership Rules Amendment Working Group

  • Elders Advisory Committee

  • Chief and Council