Language Needs Assessment: Whispering Pines/ Clinton Indian Band


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: SecwepemctsĂ­n
Dialect: Secwepemc


Organization

Whispering Pines/ Clinton Indian Band
Vi LeBourdais, Administrator

This project will serve the following communities:



Pellt'iq't (Whispering Pines/Clinton)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 65
Population off reserve: 85
Total Population: 150
Information Source: personal observation / membership clerk & housing
population numbers come from people count, membership clerk and housing officer.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 5-14 (1), 15-19 (2), 45-54 (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 14
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (7), 15-19 (3), 20-24 (1), 45-54 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 130
Number of people learning the language 20
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (9), 15-19 (5), 20-24 (1), 25-44 (5)

Total Number 150