Language Needs Assessment: Lilwat7ul Culture Centre, Mount Currie Band/Lilwat Nation


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: St̓át̓imcets
Dialect: Lilwat Ucwalmicwts


Organization

Lilwat7ul Culture Centre, Mount Currie Band/Lilwat Nation
Lois Joseph

This project will serve the following communities:



Lil'wat Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, December
Population on reserve: 1401
Population off reserve: 715
Total Population: 2116
Information Source: Mount Currie Band poll
150 other First Nations on and around reserve

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 48
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 65-74 (37), 75-84 (10)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 406
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (30), 5-14 (107), 15-19 (49), 20-24 (32), 25-44 (69), 45-54 (48), 55-64 (33), 65-74 (38)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1662
Number of people learning the language 459
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (36), 5-14 (115), 15-19 (72), 20-24 (49), 25-44 (69), 45-54 (48), 55-64 (33), 65-74 (37)

Total Number 2116