Language Needs Assessment: Sanala Research Team - 'Namgis First Nation


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


Organization

Sanala Research Team - 'Namgis First Nation
Barb Cranmer, Co-Researcher

This project will serve the following communities:



ʼNa̱mǥis First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, January
Population on reserve: 400
Population off reserve: 1300
Total Population: 1700
Information Source: 'Namgis First Nation Administration Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 35
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (2), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (18), 75-84 (12), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 45
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (7), 45-54 (14), 55-64 (16), 65-74 (8)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1620
Number of people learning the language 100
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (80)

Total Number 1700