Language Needs Assessment: Soowahlie First Nation

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


Soowahlie First Nation
Marcella Commodore, Community Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:

Soowahlie Indian Band

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, December
Population on reserve: 200
Population off reserve: 165
Total Population: 365
Information Source: AANDC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 2
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (3), 45-54 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 358
Number of people learning the language 33
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (12), 15-19 (3), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (10)

Total Number 365