Language Needs Assessment: Denisiqi Services Society


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Tsilhqot'in
Dialect: Tsilhqot’in


Organization

Denisiqi Services Society
Stella Stump, Aboriginal Infant Development

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Tsi Del Del



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 359
Population off reserve: 324
Total Population: 683
Information Source: AANDC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 103
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (23), 45-54 (26), 55-64 (18), 65-74 (17), 75-84 (12), 85 and over (7)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 79
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (2), 5-14 (21), 15-19 (4), 20-24 (8), 25-44 (38), 45-54 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 501
Number of people learning the language 113
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (10), 5-14 (21), 15-19 (4), 20-24 (8), 25-44 (61), 45-54 (9)

Total Number 683


Xeni Gwet'in



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 256
Population off reserve: 175
Total Population: 431
Information Source: AANDC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 166
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (39), 45-54 (44), 55-64 (29), 65-74 (28), 75-84 (20), 85 and over (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 189
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (15), 5-14 (39), 15-19 (26), 20-24 (30), 25-44 (72), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 76
Number of people learning the language 45
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (27), 15-19 (13)

Total Number 431


Tl'etinqox-T'in Government Office



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, December
Population on reserve: 966
Population off reserve: 600
Total Population: 1566
Information Source: ANNDC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 300
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (100), 45-54 (75), 55-64 (75), 65-74 (25), 75-84 (25)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 116
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (16), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (60), 45-54 (20)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1150
Number of people learning the language 88
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (13), 5-14 (25), 15-19 (15), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (5)

Total Number 1566