Language Needs Assessment: Halfway River First Nation

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Dane-Zaa (ᑕᓀ ᖚ)


Halfway River First Nation
Randy Orr, Band Manager

This project will serve the following communities:

Halfway River First Nations

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, April
Population on reserve: 158
Population off reserve: 104
Total Population: 262
Information Source: AANDC
35 children attending school

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 101
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (20), 45-54 (35), 55-64 (15), 65-74 (29), 75-84 (1), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 10
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (10)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 151
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 262