Language Needs Assessment: Lilawagila School / Dzawada'enuxw First Nation

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


Lilawagila School / Dzawada'enuxw First Nation
Emily Willie, Administrator

This project will serve the following communities:

Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w (Tsawataineuk)

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, January
Population on reserve: 87
Population off reserve: 421
Total Population: 508
Information Source: Dzawada'enuxw Membership Clerk
Population tends to increase during the summer months due to the return of many of our students and their families.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (3), 75-84 (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (2), 65-74 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 496
Number of people learning the language 36
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (18), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (5)

Total Number 508