Language Needs Assessment: Skidegate Band Council


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: X̱aad Kil / X̱aaydaa Kil (Haida)
Dialect: Skidegate


Organization

Skidegate Band Council
Dana Moraes, Proposal Writer for Skidegate Band Council

This project will serve the following communities:



Skidegate Band Council



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, December
Population on reserve: 736
Population off reserve: 847
Total Population: 1583
Information Source: Band Membership: Indian Registry
100 -1 (.06%) 40 – 253 (16%) 90 – 4 (.25%) 30 - 213 (13%) 80 – 30 (2%) 20 – 268 (17%) 70 – 61 (4%) 10 – 245 (15%) 60 – 132 (8%) 0 – 9 – 157% (10%) 50 – 219 (14%)

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 19
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (11), 85 and over (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 65-74 (3), 75-84 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1559
Number of people learning the language 65
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (29), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (31), 75-84 (2)

Total Number 1583