Language Needs Assessment: Gwawaenuk Finance Office


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


Organization

Gwawaenuk Finance Office
Cindy Gullstrom

This project will serve the following communities:



Gwawaʼenux̱w



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, January
Population on reserve: 4
Population off reserve: 36
Total Population: 40
Information Source: Band Office - support funding profile
population estimate from Finance Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 12
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (4), 65-74 (8)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 8
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (5), 65-74 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 20
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 40