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Notice of Ratification

Results of the ratification vote for the Snuw’uy’ulhtst tu Quw’utsun Mustimuhw u’ tu Shhw’a’luqw’a’ i’ Smun’eem – “The Laws of the Cowichan People for Families and Children”

Total citizens voted: 416
277 voted online
139 voted in person

The result is:
347 in favour (83%)
69 opposed (17%)
0 spoiled ballots

The Law is: passed.

The Ratification Officer will certify the results and they
will be posted to the Cowichan Tribes website.

This is a historic moment for our community. Huy tseep q’u to everyone who took the time to vote, contribute to the development of the Law, and learn about our Law. We are grateful for everyone’s contributions to the process.

If you have any questions or concerns about the results of election process, please do not hesitate to contact Ratification Officer Rosie Holmes at 250-516-3618.

Frequently Asked Questions

Voting information for November 24

What Will Be Different – Householder #2

Community Engagement Summary Notes – Summer 2023

August 22 community dinner and info session (5-7:30 pm). Join for dinner at Si’em Lelum dining hall or online via ZOOM.Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85856830226?from=addon
Join by telephone: 1-778-907-2071 or 1-647-558-0588 (Canada)
Meeting ID: 858 5683 0226

Cowichan Tribes Child and Family Law Householder – digital edition

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Project update” pages 39-40, May 2023

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Community Engagement Update: March 14 open house event” pages 40-41, April 2023

Child and Family Law Sit Down Event

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Moving Towards Self-Governance: our Quw’utsun Child and Family Law” page 37 November 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Project Update” pages 41-43 September 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “August 24 Community BBQ overview” pages 5-7 September 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Community Engagement Update” pages 18-21 August 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Spotlight on the Jurisdiction/Governance Sub-Committee” pages 31-34 July 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Overview of May 29 online info session” pages 33-34 May 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter “Launch of the project website” page 41
April 2022

Cowichan Tribes Community Information Session: community presentation (pdf)
March 29, 2022

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter: “Introducing Quwu’utsun Artist for Project Logo: Charlene Johnny
January 2022, pg. 22

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter: “Spotlight Series: Service Delivery Sub-Committee
November 2021, pg. 30-33

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter: “Spotlight Series: Interview with Members of the Legal Sub-Committee
July 2021, pg. 56-58

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter: “About the Sub-Committees and Project Team
June 2021, pg. 65-67

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter: “Call for Artist Expression to Create Project Logo
May 2021, pg. 68

Cowichan Tribes Newsletter: “Questions & Answers about the Child & Family Wellness Project
April 2021, pg. 26-27

Presentation to Community on “Child and Family Jurisdiction” at Ramada and Facebook Live
March 2019

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