Language Needs Assessment: Lyackson First Nation

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


Lyackson First Nation
Linda Campbell, Director of Operations

This project will serve the following communities:

Lyackson First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 10
Population off reserve: 194
Total Population: 204
Information Source: Aboriginal and Northern Affairs of Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (4), 75-84 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 178
Number of people learning the language 5
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (3), 45-54 (2)

Total Number 204