Language Needs Assessment: Qaqauailas- HTC


Funding Applcation: Pre-school Language Nest
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Hailhzaqvla

Organization

Qaqauailas- HTC
Carla A Hees, Manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Heiltsuk Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, January
Population on reserve: 1157
Population off reserve: 1088
Total Population: 2245
Information Source: Indian Registry Manager

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 60
Age groups that speak the language fluently 20-24 (2), 25-44 (1), 55-64 (13), 65-74 (12), 75-84 (26), 85 and over (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 45
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (5), 45-54 (3), 55-64 (6), 65-74 (31)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 2140
Number of people learning the language 247
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (12), 5-14 (71), 15-19 (45), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (21), 55-64 (40), 65-74 (50)

Total Number 2245