Language Needs Assessment: Blueberry First Nations School

Funding Applcation: Language Authority and Language Plan Development
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Dane-Zaa (ᑕᓀ ᖚ)
Dialect: Blueberry River First Nations


Blueberry First Nations School
Lynn Harvey, Education Assistant

This project will serve the following communities:

Blueberry River First Nations

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, January
Population on reserve: 250
Population off reserve: 220
Total Population: 470
Information Source: band office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 24
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (5), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (7), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 15
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (5), 45-54 (10)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 431
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 470