Language Needs Assessment: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Secwepemctsín

Organization

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society
George Kaliszewski, Executive Director

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Sexqeltqín (Adams Lake)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 362
Population off reserve: 311
Total Population: 673
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 19
Age groups that speak the language fluently 20-24 (4), 25-44 (2), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (6), 75-84 (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 89
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (38), 15-19 (10), 20-24 (7), 25-44 (5), 45-54 (12), 55-64 (8), 65-74 (9)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 565
Number of people learning the language 82
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (6), 5-14 (45), 15-19 (8), 20-24 (12), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (3)

Total Number 673


St'uxwtéws (Bonaparte)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 213
Population off reserve: 580
Total Population: 793
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 20
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (8), 65-74 (12)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 13
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (3), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 760
Number of people learning the language 29
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (14), 15-19 (7), 20-24 (8)

Total Number 793


Tsq'escenemc (Canim Lake)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 445
Population off reserve: 112
Total Population: 557
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 14
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (4), 65-74 (9), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 42
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (6), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (7), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (15), 75-84 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 501
Number of people learning the language 43
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 5-14 (20), 15-19 (6), 20-24 (6), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (2)

Total Number 557


Canoe Creek



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 389
Population off reserve: 296
Total Population: 685
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 8
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (7), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 41
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (5), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (14), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (9)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 636
Number of people learning the language 27
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (2), 5-14 (1), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (6), 45-54 (12), 55-64 (4)

Total Number 685


Tk'emlups (Kamloops)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 600
Population off reserve: 450
Total Population: 1050
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 3
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 29
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (3), 45-54 (9), 55-64 (11), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1018
Number of people learning the language 135
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 5-14 (90), 15-19 (16), 20-24 (6), 25-44 (7), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 1050


Skwlax (Little Shuswap)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 227
Population off reserve: 81
Total Population: 308
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (4), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (4), 55-64 (8), 65-74 (8)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 283
Number of people learning the language 52
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (6), 5-14 (23), 15-19 (10), 25-44 (6), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 308


Neskonlith



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 320
Population off reserve: 271
Total Population: 591
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 8
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (5), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 22
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (2), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 561
Number of people learning the language 23
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (3), 5-14 (6), 15-19 (1), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (2)

Total Number 591


Simpcw



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 397
Population off reserve: 240
Total Population: 637
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 4
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1), 75-84 (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 14
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (1), 20-24 (2), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (4), 75-84 (3), 85 and over (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 619
Number of people learning the language 44
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (8), 5-14 (16), 15-19 (6), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (8), 45-54 (4)

Total Number 637


Kenpesq't (Shuswap)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 129
Population off reserve: 103
Total Population: 232
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 2
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 8
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (1), 25-44 (1), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 222
Number of people learning the language 3
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (1), 15-19 (2)

Total Number 232


Skeetchestn



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 278
Population off reserve: 283
Total Population: 561
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 8
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (3), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 30
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (5), 15-19 (4), 20-24 (1), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (8), 65-74 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 523
Number of people learning the language 79
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 5-14 (52), 15-19 (8), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 561


Splats'in



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 392
Population off reserve: 362
Total Population: 754
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 15
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (12), 75-84 (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 34
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (6), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (10), 75-84 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 705
Number of people learning the language 47
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (10), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 754


Ts'kw'aylaxw



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 421
Population off reserve: 81
Total Population: 502
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles
Please note that people are learning St'et'lemx, not Secwepemctsin A at Ts'kw'aylaxw.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 6
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (4), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 495
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 502


Pellt'iq't (Whispering Pines/Clinton)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, August
Population on reserve: 54
Population off reserve: 76
Total Population: 130
Information Source: INAC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 0
Age groups that speak the language fluently

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 7
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (1), 5-14 (2), 15-19 (1), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 123
Number of people learning the language 14
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (5), 15-19 (4), 20-24 (2), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 130