Language Needs Assessment: Lheidli T'enneh Nation

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Lheidli T'enneh


Lheidli T'enneh Nation
Jason Morgan, Executive Director

This project will serve the following communities:

Lheidli T'enneh Band

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, March
Population on reserve: 200
Population off reserve: 180
Total Population: 380
Information Source: Band Registry Clerk

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (5), 55-64 (15)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 354
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5)

Total Number 380