Language Needs Assessment: Snaw-naw-as Health Centre

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Coast Salish, Hul'q'umi'num'


Snaw-naw-as Health Centre
Vanessa Bob, Office Services and Facility Management

This project will serve the following communities:

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, May
Population on reserve: 220
Population off reserve: 45
Total Population: 265
Information Source: Snaw-naw-as Administrator Employee
This is not a complete population poll, not up to date, but the most recent estimate.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (2), 75-84 (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 8
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (5), 45-54 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 251
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 25-44 (6)

Total Number 265