The Commemorating Ye’yumnuts project was initiated by Cowichan Tribes in 2017 to encourage and inspire Cowichan youth; celebrate Cowichan’s continued presence on the land; integrate Cowichan teachings into community life; connect settler and Indigenous communities in the area; and promote respect and understanding of Coast Salish cultures, archaeology, and ecosystems.  Maps have been one of the central tools for visualizing Ye’yumnuts in Cowichan Tribes’ broader cultural landscape.


Locating Ye’yumnuts Within Cowichan Territories