Language Needs Assessment: Burns Lake Band

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2009/2010
Language: Witsuwit'en
Dialect: Carrier


Burns Lake Band
Judy French, Social, Economic, Housing, Health, Training coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:

Ts'il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake)

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2007, January
Population on reserve: 60
Population off reserve: 46
Total Population: 106
Information Source: band registry
5 people in the community are not band members

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 3
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 65-74 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 98
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 106