Language Needs Assessment: Ehattesaht Chinehkint ʔiiḥatisatḥ činix̣int


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2012/2013
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: Ehattesaht Nuchatlaht of the Nuu chah nulth, Nootka, West Coast, Aht


Organization

Ehattesaht Chinehkint ʔiiḥatisatḥ činix̣int
Victoria Wells, Language Revitalization

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



ʔiiḥatis (Ehattesaht)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, March
Population on reserve: 75
Population off reserve: 325
Total Population: 400
Information Source: Ehattesaht Chinehkint Membership Clerk
The questions below about fluency in community; as all our community is not located on-reserve I have answered the question with this in mind. Our langauge community also is not defined by community or band membership as some of our family has membership with other tribes but have family roots or have been raised within this language community. These numbers are reflected below and therefore the numbers do not match the population of those registered with the tribe.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (2), 65-74 (5), 75-84 (2), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 370
Number of people learning the language 30
Age groups that are learning the language 15-19 (10), 20-24 (10), 25-44 (5), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1)

Total Number 400


Nuchatlaht First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2009, January
Population on reserve: 35
Population off reserve: 128
Total Population: 163
Information Source: Membership Clerk/Receptionist for Nuchatlaht Tribe

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 3
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 2
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 158
Number of people learning the language 1
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (1)

Total Number 163