Language Needs Assessment: St Mary's Indian Band


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2009/2010
Language: Ktunaxa

Organization

St Mary's Indian Band
Karen Smith, Director of Community Education Services

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2001, January
Population on reserve: 206
Population off reserve: 52
Total Population: 258
Information Source: 2004 Language Needs Assessment-Ktunaxa A Nation

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 9
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (5), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 249
Number of people learning the language 8
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (5), 45-54 (3)

Total Number 258


yaqan nuʔkiy (Lower Kootenay)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2001, January
Population on reserve: 190
Population off reserve: 47
Total Population: 237
Information Source: 2004 Language Needs Assessment-Ktunaxa Nation

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (3), 65-74 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 232
Number of people learning the language 33
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (20), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (3)

Total Number 237


ʔaq̓am (St. Mary's Band)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, January
Population on reserve: 228
Population off reserve: 122
Total Population: 350
Information Source: Indian Registration System

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (1), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 13
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (5), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 332
Number of people learning the language 9
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (5), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 350


ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit (Tobacco Plains Band)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2001, January
Population on reserve: 115
Population off reserve: 29
Total Population: 144
Information Source: 2004 Language Needs Assessment-Ktunaxa Nation

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (5), 65-74 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 137
Number of people learning the language 4
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (4)

Total Number 144

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