Cowichan Tribes represents the largest First Nation in British Columbia with over 4,900 members. The demographic consists of a relatively young community, with a large percentage of the population under the age of 35 and nearly half of the members living on reserve. Their core traditional territory spans 900,000
acres on Vancouver Island and they have seven traditional villages: Kw’amutsun, Qwum’yiqun’, Hwulqwselu, S’amuna’, L’uml’umuluts, Hinupsum, and Tl’ulpalus.
Cowichan Tribes are governed by a Chief and Council of 12, which guide a variety of member services such as Children and Families, Community Justice, Culture and Education, Emergency Preparedness, Fisheries, Health, Human Resources, Indian Registry and Band Membership, Housing, Lands, Operations and Maintenance, Social Development, Tobacco Tax, ‘Tsetsuw’ Suwa’lum’ Games and Youth Services.
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