Language Needs Assessment: shuswap Indian Band

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


shuswap Indian Band
Rosalita Pascal, education worker

This project will serve the following communities:

Kenpesq't (Shuswap)

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2004, January
Population on reserve: 85
Population off reserve: 153
Total Population: 238
Information Source: band report

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 2
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 2
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 234
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 238