Language Needs Assessment: Skidegate Band Council


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: X̱aad Kil / X̱aaydaa Kil (Haida)
Dialect: Haida


Organization

Skidegate Band Council
Amber Bellis and Dana Moraes , Language Committee Coordinators

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Old Masset Village Council



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, February
Population on reserve: 751
Population off reserve: 2192
Total Population: 2943
Information Source: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 2
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (1), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 7
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (7)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 2934
Number of people learning the language 22
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (1), 15-19 (5), 25-44 (5), 45-54 (11)

Total Number 2943


Skidegate Band Council



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, February
Population on reserve: 740
Population off reserve: 869
Total Population: 1609
Information Source: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (4), 85 and over (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 6
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 65-74 (5), 75-84 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1596
Number of people learning the language 35
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (14), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (12), 65-74 (6)

Total Number 1609