Language Needs Assessment: Lhtako Dene Nation

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Athabaskan


Lhtako Dene Nation
Rebecca Champagne, Band Council

This project will serve the following communities:

Lhtako Dene Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, January
Population on reserve: 75
Population off reserve: 88
Total Population: 163
Information Source: AANDC Community Profile

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 15
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (8), 55-64 (5), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 22
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (8), 45-54 (14)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 126
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (4), 15-19 (6)

Total Number 163