Language Needs Assessment: Saik'uz First Nation


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2012/2013
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Saik'uz First Nation


Organization

Saik'uz First Nation
Maureen Luggi, Proposal Writer

This project will serve the following communities:



Saik'uz First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, November
Population on reserve: 500
Population off reserve: 500
Total Population: 1000
Information Source: Chief Jackie Thomas

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 50
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (10), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (10), 75-84 (10), 85 and over (10)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 30
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (10), 45-54 (20)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 920
Number of people learning the language 80
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (20), 15-19 (20), 20-24 (20)

Total Number 1000