Language Needs Assessment: Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: Kyuquot-Checleseht


Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School
Adam Werle, Linguist

This project will serve the following communities:

Ka:'yu:'k't'h' / Che:k:tles7et'h'

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, January
Population on reserve: 143
Population off reserve: 397
Total Population: 540
Information Source: Marilyn Short, KCFN Legislative Clerk
Most of our members live away from the main reserve at Houpsitas. About half of our fluent speakers live on reserve in Houpsitas, and the other half in the Campbell River area.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 27
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (8), 65-74 (14), 75-84 (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 15
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (1), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (6), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 498
Number of people learning the language 59
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (3), 5-14 (35), 15-19 (5), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (12)

Total Number 540