Language Needs Assessment: Doig River First Nation


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Dane-Zaa (ᑕᓀ ᖚ)

Organization

Doig River First Nation
Shona Nelson, Band Manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



West Moberly First Nations



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, September
Population on reserve: 82
Population off reserve: 142
Total Population: 224
Information Source: INAC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 26
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (21)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 197
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (5), 45-54 (5)

Total Number 224


Doig River First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, April
Population on reserve: 142
Population off reserve: 157
Total Population: 299
Information Source: INAC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 50
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (5), 45-54 (13), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (20), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 200
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (50), 20-24 (50), 25-44 (100)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 49
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 299


Halfway River First Nations



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, September
Population on reserve: 145
Population off reserve: 105
Total Population: 250
Information Source: INAC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 53
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (10), 55-64 (23), 65-74 (15), 75-84 (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 187
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (7), 15-19 (30), 20-24 (30), 25-44 (40), 45-54 (80)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 10
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (10)

Total Number 250


Prophet River First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, September
Population on reserve: 103
Population off reserve: 149
Total Population: 252
Information Source: INAC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 25
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (15), 55-64 (10)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 145
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (5), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (85), 45-54 (35)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 82
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (10)

Total Number 252