Language Needs Assessment: Gitxaala Environmental Monitoring


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Sm̓algya̱x

Organization

Gitxaala Environmental Monitoring
Caroline Butler, Heritage Research Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Gitxaala Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, November
Population on reserve: 355
Population off reserve: 1558
Total Population: 1913
Information Source: Indian Registry Agent

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 26
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (4), 65-74 (14), 75-84 (6), 85 and over (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 28
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (16), 65-74 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1859
Number of people learning the language 150
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (130), 15-19 (20)

Total Number 1913