Language Needs Assessment: NIcola Tribal Association


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Nłeʔkepmxcín
Dialect: Scw'exmxcin (People of the Creeks, Nicola Valley)


Organization

NIcola Tribal Association
Mandy Na'zinek Jimmie, Scw'exmx Language Authority

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Coldwater



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2009, January
Population on reserve: 372
Population off reserve: 443
Total Population: 815
Information Source: Coldwater information

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 14
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (4), 55-64 (10)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 36
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (5), 25-44 (5), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (16)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 765
Number of people learning the language 61
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (10), 15-19 (10), 20-24 (10), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (11)

Total Number 815


Lower Nicola Indian Band



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, January
Population on reserve: 546
Population off reserve: 511
Total Population: 1057
Information Source: Lower Nicola Band Language Assessment

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 26
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (4), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (8), 75-84 (6), 85 and over (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 105
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (5), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (90)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 926
Number of people learning the language 77
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (12), 5-14 (58), 15-19 (6), 20-24 (1)

Total Number 1057


Shackan



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, January
Population on reserve: 60
Population off reserve: 59
Total Population: 119
Information Source: Shackan Band

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 14
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (6), 75-84 (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 8
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (2), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 97
Number of people learning the language 11
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (1), 5-14 (2), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (1)

Total Number 119


Nooaitch



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, January
Population on reserve: 120
Population off reserve: 82
Total Population: 202
Information Source: Nooaitch Needs Assessment

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 4
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (2), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 51
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (1), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (45)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 147
Number of people learning the language 56
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (5), 15-19 (5), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (29), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (6)

Total Number 202