Tribes Administration

Cowichan Tribes Administration is responsible for:
  • Implementing policies and projects as directed by Chief and Council;
  • Ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the ongoing operations;
  • Ensuring fiscal and operational accountability;
  • Providing secretarial support to Chief and Council; and
  • Providing overall administrative support to the organization.
Cowichan Tribes manages its own financial affairs subject to the following constraints:
  • Must submit reports on all programs funded by senior governments;
  • Must submit an annual professional audit to INAC and Health Canada, conducted by an external audit company;
  • Must remain solvent; and
  • Must provide an Annual Report and host an Annual General Meeting of the membership to review the audit.

Did you know . . .

The first Tribes office opened in 1966 on the current site in a simple A-frame building, with two employees plus the Band Manager.  The Tribes office moved twice before returning to the current site.
Supporting the overall functioning of the Band Office are the following services:
  • Assistant General Manager/Personnel
  • Executive Office
  • Finance
  • Information Systems