Language Needs Assessment: Nee Tahi Buhn First Nation

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2011/2012
Language: Witsuwit'en
Dialect: Nee Tahi Buhn


Nee Tahi Buhn First Nation
Dustin Louie, Senior Policy Advisor

This project will serve the following communities:

Nee-Tahi-Buhn Indian Band

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, April
Population on reserve: 21
Population off reserve: 109
Total Population: 130
Information Source: INAC Band lists.
The number of current band members is accurate, but the location of members changes often, as segments of our populations transition between the reserve and off-reserve. Growing numbers of band members are applying for housing on the reserve, which should result in a growing on-reserve membership over the next several years.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (2), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (2)

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

Number that do not speak or understand the language 113
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 130