Language Needs Assessment: Tsawout First Nation


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2009/2010
Language: SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lkwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
Dialect: SENCOTEN


Organization

Tsawout First Nation
Eric Pelkey, Treaty and Aboriginal Rights

This project will serve the following communities:



SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2009, February
Population on reserve: 540
Population off reserve: 217
Total Population: 757
Information Source: Tsawout Membersip and Registry Office
82 Members of other First Nations on Reserve - Tsawout Health Service Study.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (2), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (2), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 14
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 733
Number of people learning the language 28
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (17), 15-19 (6)

Total Number 757