Language Needs Assessment: Si'em Media Society


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Hul'qu'mi'num


Organization

Si'em Media Society
Frances Bob, Volunteer Assistant

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Cowichan Tribes



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 2898
Population off reserve: 1586
Total Population: 4484
Information Source: Cowichan Tribes Needs Assessment

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 12
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (8), 75-84 (1), 85 and over (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 50
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (5), 5-14 (33), 65-74 (8), 75-84 (1), 85 and over (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 4422
Number of people learning the language 279
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (84), 5-14 (94), 15-19 (44), 25-44 (26), 45-54 (19), 55-64 (12)

Total Number 4484


Halalt First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2009, June
Population on reserve: 107
Population off reserve: 105
Total Population: 212
Information Source: AANDC

Community Language Fluency

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

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 4
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (1), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 204
Number of people learning the language 4
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4)

Total Number 212


Lake Cowichan First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, January
Population on reserve: 29
Population off reserve: 0
Total Population: 29
Information Source: research

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 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 29
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 29


Penelakut Tribe



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, January
Population on reserve: 480
Population off reserve: 470
Total Population: 950
Information Source: language assessment

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 30
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (2), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (16), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 21
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (6), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 899
Number of people learning the language 150
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (16), 5-14 (100), 25-44 (7), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (7)

Total Number 950