Language Needs Assessment: Bonaparte Indian Band


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Secwepemctsín
Dialect: Shuswap


Organization

Bonaparte Indian Band
Rochelle Johnson, Grant Writer

This project will serve the following communities:



St'uxwtéws (Bonaparte)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2005, January
Population on reserve: 500
Population off reserve: 1200
Total Population: 1700
Information Source: Band Office Registration

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 180
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (30), 5-14 (25), 15-19 (30), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (25), 45-54 (20), 55-64 (15), 65-74 (15)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1514
Number of people learning the language 15
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (5), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (1)

Total Number 1700