Language Needs Assessment: Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Halq'emeylem


Organization

Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre
Patricia Raymond-Adair, Manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Cheam First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, June
Population on reserve: 187
Population off reserve: 296
Total Population: 483
Information Source: INAC
there are a number of residents who move back and forth from their reserve to Cheam depending on the season - winter for smoke house and summer for fishing.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 11
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 467
Number of people learning the language 21
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (8), 5-14 (9), 20-24 (2), 45-54 (2)

Total Number 483


Chawathil First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, November
Population on reserve: 295
Population off reserve: 245
Total Population: 540
Information Source: INAC

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 10
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (7), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 530
Number of people learning the language 19
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (7), 5-14 (12)

Total Number 540


Skowkale First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, November
Population on reserve: 148
Population off reserve: 87
Total Population: 235
Information Source: INAC

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 12
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 223
Number of people learning the language 11
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 5-14 (2), 15-19 (3), 45-54 (2)

Total Number 235