Sharon Lewis talks about the need for further discussion, and getting Cowichan Tribes to address a list of concerns. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Concerns facing Cowichan Tribes’ members still need addressing: Lewis

The group is hoping that eventually they can get Tribes’ councillors to be more transparent

Sharon Lewis is still waiting to hear what Cowichan Tribes council is planning to do about opening up communication about what she considers a series of important issues.

A justice circle held at the Duncan branch of the Vancouver Island Public Library Saturday afternoon gave several people the chance to speak about their problems but, despite hopes of organizers, there was no member of council in attendance to answer them.

However, there is still concern among many Tribes members that Cowichan people are being left out of opportunities that should be available to them in employment, health care, and housing.

During the discussions among those who were there, a discussion also emerged about the difficulties of keeping long-standing First Nations traditions alive in the face of the social pressures today.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Shawnigan Lake’s Kubica gets 25 to life for murder in California

Former Shawnigan Lake man convicted of killing woman in 1990

Who’s running in Cowichan?

A list of Cowichan candidates for the upcoming provincial election

Police seek help in naming Cowichan farmstand theft suspect

Video captured man prying cash box out stand on Norcross Road

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

New program helps pregnant women and new mothers using drugs in Cowichan

The Healthy Care Pregnancy Program pairs a registered social worker or nurse with a pregnant woman

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

B.C. food and beverage producers set record sales in 2019

Farmed salmon again leads international exports

Pedestrian dies in motor vehicle incident along the highway near Nanaimo Airport

Police investigating scene where 37-year-old woman from Nanaimo died

Most Read