Language Needs Assessment: Tobacco Plains Indian Band


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


Organization

Tobacco Plains Indian Band
Leanna Gravelle, Manager Social & Education Programs

This project will serve the following communities:



ʔakink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit (Tobacco Plains Band)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, March
Population on reserve: 94
Population off reserve: 105
Total Population: 199
Information Source: Membership Clerk
We have non Ktunaxa A members living in the community which are counted in the on reserve population count.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (4), 75-84 (4), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 38
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (4), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (15), 45-54 (7), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 151
Number of people learning the language 50
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (10), 15-19 (10), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5)

Total Number 199

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