Language Needs Assessment: Simpcw First Nation


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Secwepemctsín
Dialect: Western


Organization

Simpcw First Nation
Brian Matthew, Community Reource Teacher

This project will serve the following communities:



Simpcw



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, October
Population on reserve: 246
Population off reserve: 456
Total Population: 702
Information Source: membership clerk

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 9
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (4), 85 and over (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 147
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (15), 5-14 (22), 15-19 (20), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (20), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (20), 65-74 (20)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 546
Number of people learning the language 59
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (29), 25-44 (10)

Total Number 702