Language Needs Assessment: Yekooche First Nation

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


Yekooche First Nation
Bianca Michell, EDucEMPL Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:

Yekooche First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 100
Population off reserve: 250
Total Population: 350
Information Source: Personal Observation

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 30
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (10), 65-74 (15), 85 and over (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 70
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (20), 45-54 (50)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 250
Number of people learning the language 50
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (15), 20-24 (30), 25-44 (5)

Total Number 350