Language Needs Assessment: Tsawwassen First Nation


Funding Applcation: FirstVoices
Assessment Year: 2013/2014
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Hun'qum'inum


Organization

Tsawwassen First Nation
Chrystalynn Gurniak, Manager of Education & Skills Development

This project will serve the following communities:



Tsawwassen First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, June
Population on reserve: 186
Population off reserve: 265
Total Population: 451
Information Source: TFN Members' Register
TFN maintains a current database of all TFN Members on and off TFN Lands.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 0
Age groups that speak the language fluently

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 446
Number of people learning the language 60
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (15), 15-19 (15), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (5), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (5)

Total Number 451