Indian Registry and Band Membership

Indian Registry and Band Membership maintains vital statistics records and the Cowichan Tribes Band Membership list. Cowichan Tribes took over these responsibilities from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) in 1987.
The Indian Registry is managed on behalf of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). ISC provides core funding and the balance is provided by the Band’s own-source revenue. 
Band Membership is funded entirely by the Band's own-source revenue.
The department is managed by a certified Indian Registry Administrator.

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Cowichan Indian Band Membership Rules & Application


As of February 1, 2019, SCIS Cards are being printed with Machine-Readable Zone to support in facilitating border crossings.

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Cowichan Tribes Membership Department continues to advise all status card holders to apply for the SCIS.  If you require assistance please come on in and we can assist with the applications and sign as a guarantor.

SCIS applications for adults and children are posted on the Cowichan Tribes website.


5760 Allenby Road
Duncan, BC   V9L 5J1

Ph:  236.800.4023 OR 250.748.3196
Fx:  250.715.3323

Email: membership(at)

Registered Cowichan Tribes Population
Total Population 5,038
Males 2,488
Females 2,724
On Cowichan Reserve 2,526
On Other Reserve 0,330
Off Reserve 2,182
*updated July 26, 2019

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