Language Needs Assessment: Sts'ailes Community School, Sts'ailes Indian Band


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2012/2013
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Halq'emeylem


Organization

Sts'ailes Community School, Sts'ailes Indian Band
Susan Balfour, Curriculum Support

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Chehalis Indian Band



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2006, January
Population on reserve: 560
Population off reserve: 443
Total Population: 1003
Information Source: Statistrics Canada Community Profile, 2006 census

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 6
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (3), 65-74 (1), 75-84 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 994
Number of people learning the language 32
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (25), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (4)

Total Number 1003


Leq'á:mel First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2006, January
Population on reserve: 215
Population off reserve: 205
Total Population: 420
Information Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 census

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (5), 65-74 (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 10
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (3), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 400
Number of people learning the language 12
Age groups that are learning the language 15-19 (4), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (3)

Total Number 420


Scowlitz First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2006, January
Population on reserve: 100
Population off reserve: 230
Total Population: 330
Information Source: Canada Statistics, 2006 Census, First Peoples Language Map of British Columbia

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 0
Age groups that speak the language fluently

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 15
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (2), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (8)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 315
Number of people learning the language 1
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (1)

Total Number 330