Language Needs Assessment: Hupačasath First Nation

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: Hupacasath/Barkley Sound


Hupačasath First Nation
Jolleen Dick, Research Officer

This project will serve the following communities:


Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, December
Population on reserve: 125
Population off reserve: 169
Total Population: 294
Information Source: Hupacasath Membership Database
Population was determined on membership database kept by admin for distribution and other activities.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 0
Age groups that speak the language fluently

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (1), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 289
Number of people learning the language 8
Age groups that are learning the language 20-24 (3), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (2)

Total Number 294