Language Needs Assessment: Gilford Island Soccer Club

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: Kwak'wala


Gilford Island Soccer Club
Deanna Nicolson, Director

This project will serve the following communities:

Ḵwikwa̱sutinux̱ / Ha̱'xwa-mis

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 30
Population off reserve: 243
Total Population: 273
Information Source: KHFN membership list
Numbers pertaining to on-reserve members are accurate; numbers pertaining to off-reserve are approximate. The numbers below indicate language information for both on and off reserve members. On-reserve population increases during the holiday season and summer months as students and parents return home from school. Students are required to reside in other communities to attend school, for all levels of education: elementary, secondary, and post secondary

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 8
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (7), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (5), 55-64 (15)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 245
Number of people learning the language 50
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (11), 5-14 (30), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (6)

Total Number 273