Language Needs Assessment: Gitga'at First Nation


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


Organization

Gitga'at First Nation
Ellen Torng, CEO

This project will serve the following communities:



Gitga'at Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, October
Population on reserve: 143
Population off reserve: 620
Total Population: 763
Information Source: membership list

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 58
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (3), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (15), 75-84 (10), 85 and over (10)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 610
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (15), 15-19 (40), 20-24 (40), 25-44 (50), 45-54 (200), 55-64 (150), 65-74 (75), 75-84 (30), 85 and over (10)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 95
Number of people learning the language 50
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (25), 15-19 (10), 65-74 (5), 75-84 (5), 85 and over (5)

Total Number 763