Language Needs Assessment: Kwantlen First Nation


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: henqeminem


Organization

Kwantlen First Nation
Cheryl Gabriel, Education Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Kwantlen First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, December
Population on reserve: 98
Population off reserve: 148
Total Population: 246
Information Source: BCIRBL Reports Population Stats
Kwantlen First Nation has some new membership signing back on with the recent rulings

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 2
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 10
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (1), 20-24 (1), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 234
Number of people learning the language 35
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 5-14 (12), 15-19 (6), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 246