Language Needs Assessment: Siska Traditions Society


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2011/2012
Language: Nłeʔkepmxcín
Dialect: nlekepmxcin


Organization

Siska Traditions Society
Tina Edwards, Language Teacher

This project will serve the following communities:



Siska Indian Band



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, January
Population on reserve: 79
Population off reserve: 224
Total Population: 303
Information Source: Tammy Mack Indian Registry Administrator Siska Band
Other Bands 30, Non status 13

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (4), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 38
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (8), 15-19 (3), 25-44 (12), 45-54 (9), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 259
Number of people learning the language 40
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (2), 5-14 (8), 15-19 (3), 25-44 (12), 45-54 (9), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 303