Language Needs Assessment: Aqam (St. Mary's Indian Band Administration)


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


Organization

Aqam (St. Mary's Indian Band Administration)
Chrystal Willimas , Aqam Language and Culture Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



ʔaq̓am (St. Mary's Band)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, December
Population on reserve: 177
Population off reserve: 197
Total Population: 374
Information Source: Ktunaxa Nation Census

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (1), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 28
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (10), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (6), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 340
Number of people learning the language 130
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (31), 5-14 (54), 15-19 (10), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (6), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (1)

Total Number 374

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