Cowichan Tribes

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…”

 

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)

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

 

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)
The Araminta, a Cowchan Tribes fisheries research boat, and its trailer were stolen on June 1. (Facebook photo)

Cowichan Tribes fisheries research boat stolen

The Araminta was stolen along with its trailer early on June 1

The Araminta, a Cowchan Tribes fisheries research boat, and its trailer were stolen on June 1. (Facebook photo)
Percentage of adults with at least one vaccine dose by community and local health area (LHA), as of May 24. (Source: B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

Cowichan Valley West has lowest vaccination rate on the Island

Cowichan Lake West local health region lags behind the rest of Vancouver Island with a 57% rate

Percentage of adults with at least one vaccine dose by community and local health area (LHA), as of May 24. (Source: B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has taken a medical leave of absence but expects to return soon. (Citizen file)

Chief William Seymour takes leave from office

Seymour will return once fully recovered

Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour has taken a medical leave of absence but expects to return soon. (Citizen file)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Citizen file

More than 2,200 vaccinated at Cowichan Tribes clinics since January

‘It is important we continue to spread kindness, not COVID’

Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Citizen file
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes members line up at a drive-up clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the region. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Tribes open up vaccinations for members who are 40 and older. (File photo)

Cowichan Tribes opens up vaccinations for members 18 and older

Vaccination sessions to be held over weekend

  • Feb 26, 2021
Cowichan Tribes open up vaccinations for members who are 40 and older. (File photo)