Language Needs Assessment: First Nation

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: Kwakwala


First Nation
Colleen Perreault, CMA

This project will serve the following communities:

Mama̱liliḵa̱la / Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, June
Population on reserve: 23
Population off reserve: 327
Total Population: 350
Information Source: band list

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 20
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (13), 75-84 (7)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 40
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (20), 45-54 (20)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 290
Number of people learning the language 25
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (20), 15-19 (5)

Total Number 350