Language Needs Assessment: Shxw'owhamel First Nation


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Halq`emeylem


Organization

Shxw'owhamel First Nation
Dana Andrews, Band Social Development Worker & Education Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Shxw'owhamel First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, October
Population on reserve: 58
Population off reserve: 122
Total Population: 180
Information Source: aandc irs report

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 18
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (1), 5-14 (10), 15-19 (3), 25-44 (2), 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 161
Number of people learning the language 17
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (1), 5-14 (10), 15-19 (3), 25-44 (1), 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1)

Total Number 180