Language Needs Assessment: Tsilhqot'in National Government


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Tsilhqot'in
Dialect: Tsilhqot'in


Organization

Tsilhqot'in National Government
Sherry Stump, Language Project Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



ʔEsdilagh



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, March
Population on reserve: 53
Population off reserve: 127
Total Population: 180
Information Source: Band Registry
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada registered population.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 18
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (2), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (6), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 21
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (15), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 141
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 180


Yunesit'in



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, November
Population on reserve: 277
Population off reserve: 147
Total Population: 424
Information Source: Community Member Survey
Population number increased from 406 to 424.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 105
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (50), 55-64 (29), 65-74 (15), 75-84 (5), 85 and over (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 123
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (123)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 196
Number of people learning the language 155
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (6), 5-14 (70), 15-19 (39), 20-24 (40)

Total Number 424


Tsi Del Del



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, February
Population on reserve: 320
Population off reserve: 319
Total Population: 639
Information Source: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 103
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (23), 45-54 (26), 55-64 (18), 65-74 (17), 75-84 (12), 85 and over (7)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 79
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (2), 5-14 (21), 15-19 (4), 20-24 (8), 25-44 (38), 45-54 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 457
Number of people learning the language 115
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (12), 5-14 (21), 15-19 (4), 20-24 (8), 25-44 (61), 45-54 (9)

Total Number 639


Xeni Gwet'in



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, February
Population on reserve: 180
Population off reserve: 236
Total Population: 416
Information Source: Xeni Gwet'in First Nations

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 128
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (29), 45-54 (40), 55-64 (27), 65-74 (20), 75-84 (9), 85 and over (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 164
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (26), 15-19 (30), 20-24 (42), 25-44 (51), 45-54 (15)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 124
Number of people learning the language 177
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (24), 5-14 (58), 15-19 (40), 20-24 (25), 25-44 (30)

Total Number 416


Tl’esqox



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, February
Population on reserve: 123
Population off reserve: 189
Total Population: 312
Information Source: Georgina Johnny Tl'esqox Band member
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Registerd population statistics.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 39
Age groups that speak the language fluently 15-19 (1), 20-24 (1), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (8), 65-74 (11), 75-84 (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 22
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (22)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 251
Number of people learning the language 89
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (17), 5-14 (49), 15-19 (23)

Total Number 312


Tl'etinqox-T'in Government Office



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, March
Population on reserve: 598
Population off reserve: 905
Total Population: 1503
Information Source: Trudy Frost, Indian Registry Administrator
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Registered population.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 381
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (65), 45-54 (137), 55-64 (103), 65-74 (45), 75-84 (25), 85 and over (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 177
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (7), 15-19 (8), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (135), 45-54 (6), 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 945
Number of people learning the language 103
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (6), 5-14 (40), 15-19 (57)

Total Number 1503