Language Needs Assessment: Kitamaat Village Council


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2010/2011
Language: enaksialak̓ala / a'’islak̓ala
Dialect: Wakashan


Organization

Kitamaat Village Council
Wendy Bolton , Language and cultural co-ordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Kitamaat Village Council



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, January
Population on reserve: 731
Population off reserve: 946
Total Population: 1677
Information Source: band list
Haisla Language not Kwakwala

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 242
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (106), 65-74 (78), 75-84 (48), 85 and over (10)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 21
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (21)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1414
Number of people learning the language 81
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (71), 25-44 (10)

Total Number 1677