Cowichan Tribes

Cowichan Tribes has received $25,000 from the B.C. government’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund. (Citizen file)

Funding helps CVRD, area First Nations shore up emergency preparedness

Cowichan Tribes and Stz’uminus First Nations will use their infusions for strengthening EOC capacity

 

Lydia Hwitsum, Chief of the Cowichan Tribes, says the Citizenship Code changes will make it easier for would-be members to understand eligibility requirements. (B.C. government photo)

Cowichan Tribes ratifies Citizenship Code

Would-be members of Cowichan lineage faced barriers to applying

 

As seen in a this file photo from another time, Martin Drakeley, North Cowichan’s fire chief and manager of fire and bylaw services, says nobody was injured in Monday night's fire. (File photo)

Travel trailer burns down in Duncan

There were no injuries

 

Brydon Sampson goes up for a header during Quw’utsun FC’s opening-round win over Gwayasdums last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Buckskin Tournament returns to Cowichan soccer fields

Cowichan places 2nd in women’s tournament, Quw’utsun out in 2nd round on men’s side

Brydon Sampson goes up for a header during Quw’utsun FC’s opening-round win over Gwayasdums last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Fire crews attended to a house fire on Wiliseem Road Wednesday, afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Home on fire south of Duncan

Fire crews rushing to the scene

Fire crews attended to a house fire on Wiliseem Road Wednesday, afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Quw'utsun Smuneem Elementary School is under a functional closure. (Belinda Pierre photo)
Quw'utsun Smuneem Elementary School is under a functional closure. (Belinda Pierre photo)
A witness photo shows a man walking away from the Cowichan Tribes Daycare with a wooden canoe. (RCMP Handout)

Thief enters Cowichan Tribes daycare property, walks away with children’s canoe

“Crimes such as these can only be solved with the help of our community…”

A witness photo shows a man walking away from the Cowichan Tribes Daycare with a wooden canoe. (RCMP Handout)
Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes votes to reclaim the right to educate its children

First Nation one of 13 negotiating with the federal government since 2006

Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)

Vancouver Island’s largest First Nation votes to reclaim the right to educate its children

Cowichan Tribes one of 13 negotiating with the federal government since 2006

Cowichan Tribes members voted yes on an education jurisdiction agreement and law-making protocol that will return the inherent right to govern education to the community. (File photo)
Khowhemun Elementary is the recipient of a Roots & Shoots 30th Anniversary global award from the Jane Goodall Institute.

Duncan’s Khowhemun Elementary honoured by Jane Goodall Institute

School recently awarded a Roots Shoots global award

Khowhemun Elementary is the recipient of a Roots & Shoots 30th Anniversary global award from the Jane Goodall Institute.
Indigenous graduation rates jumped to 64 per cent from 54 per cent within the Cowichan Valley School District over the last year. (Submitted by Mike Russell)

Graduation rates up for Cowichan’s Indigenous students

Board of Education ‘incredibly encouraged’

Indigenous graduation rates jumped to 64 per cent from 54 per cent within the Cowichan Valley School District over the last year. (Submitted by Mike Russell)
The Tzinquaw Dancers perform during a blessing ceremony at the Cowichan Rugby Football Club grounds last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Rugby Football Club takes steps toward reconciliation

Blessing ceremony at Herd Road grounds includes Tzinquaw Dancers

The Tzinquaw Dancers perform during a blessing ceremony at the Cowichan Rugby Football Club grounds last Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Flooding was extensive after heavy rains Monday in many areas of Cowichan Tribes land, including along Tzouhalem Road as this picture shows. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes opens flood support centre

Members can go to the Si’em Lelum Gym for assistance

Flooding was extensive after heavy rains Monday in many areas of Cowichan Tribes land, including along Tzouhalem Road as this picture shows. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads earlier in the Day on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)

Duncan’s Riverside Campground evacuated due to flood

Residents are asked to register online with Emergency Social Services

A mudslide prompted Emcon Services Inc. to close Allenby Road between Miller and Boys Roads earlier in the Day on Monday. (Emcon Services photo/Twitter)
Tzouhalem Road on Cowichan Tribes land was still flooded Monday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Evacuation order issued by Cowichan Tribes

‘We are doing this to keep community members safe’

Tzouhalem Road on Cowichan Tribes land was still flooded Monday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Ellashani George is followed by a young fan at a Turnour Island (T.I.) Braves match. (Submitted)

Duncan’s Ellashani George wins provincial Premier’s Award

Canoeist and soccer player recognized by ISPARC

Ellashani George is followed by a young fan at a Turnour Island (T.I.) Braves match. (Submitted)
Enzo Wilson underwent surgery after suffering extensive burns in a fire that destroyed his family’s home on Halloween night. (GoFundMe photo)

5-year-old boy suffers serious burns in Cowichan Valley Halloween house fire

Dad and neighbours credited with saving child’s life

Enzo Wilson underwent surgery after suffering extensive burns in a fire that destroyed his family’s home on Halloween night. (GoFundMe photo)
Cowichan Tribes is doing extensive remediation work on the Cowichan and Koksilah rivers this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Tribes’ river remediation projects underway

Work this fall relates to flood and erosion mitigation, protection of fish habitat

Cowichan Tribes is doing extensive remediation work on the Cowichan and Koksilah rivers this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kristine Williams jumps up to fire the ball back during a match at the Island single-A girls volleyball championships in 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan athletes among ISPARC Premier’s Award winners

Kristine Williams and Ellashani George honoured for athletic endeavours

Kristine Williams jumps up to fire the ball back during a match at the Island single-A girls volleyball championships in 2019. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Members of Cowichan Tribes and their guests took the opportunity on July 1 to gather at the Si’em Lelum fields for an event that included reflection on the damage that Indian Residential Schools have done to Canada’s Indigenous people. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

July 1 a time of reflection for Cowichan Tribes and guests

Community gathering includes performance by Tzinquaw Dancers

Members of Cowichan Tribes and their guests took the opportunity on July 1 to gather at the Si’em Lelum fields for an event that included reflection on the damage that Indian Residential Schools have done to Canada’s Indigenous people. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)