Language Needs Assessment: Shxwha:y Village


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓

Organization

Shxwha:y Village
Nancy Murphy, First Nation Advisor

This project will serve the following communities:



Skway First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, April
Population on reserve: 58
Population off reserve: 333
Total Population: 391
Information Source: AANDC site

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 8
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 65-74 (5), 75-84 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 383
Number of people learning the language 9
Age groups that are learning the language 55-64 (1), 65-74 (5), 75-84 (3)

Total Number 391