Language Needs Assessment: _W’SEĆ School Board


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lkwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
Dialect: SENCOTEN


Organization

_W’SEĆ School Board
Tye Swallow, Facilitator SȾÁ,SEN TŦE SENĆOŦEN

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, April
Population on reserve: 264
Population off reserve: 99
Total Population: 363
Information Source: Indian and Northers Affairs Canada - Population Statistics Report
Please note that BOḰEĆEN is one of four Bands that make up the WSÁNEĆ School Board. For further detailed information on the band school that serves BOḰEĆEN, please see W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) for a breakdown of ages receiving language instruction.

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 6
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 357
Number of people learning the language 20
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (17), 25-44 (3)

Total Number 363


W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, June
Population on reserve: 600
Population off reserve: 281
Total Population: 881
Information Source: Indian and Northers Affairs Canada - Population Statistics Report
Tsartlip is home to the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board (W̱SB) which serves the four Saanich Bands; Tsartlip, Tsawout, Pauquachin and Tseycum. The W̱SB is the education authority for W̱SÁNEĆ and language authority for the SENĆOŦEN language. The numbers reflected in the First Nations Operated School section refers to the whole school learning the language including all members from the other bands that the W̱SB serves. The more specific numbers from Tsartlip are in the Community Language Fluency section.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 13
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (3), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 867
Number of people learning the language 93
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (76), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (15)

Total Number 881


W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, June
Population on reserve: 104
Population off reserve: 48
Total Population: 152
Information Source: indian and Northers Affairs Canada - Population Statistics Report
Please note that Tseycum is one of four Bands that make up the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board. For further detailed information on the band school that serves Tseycum, please see WJOTLEP (Tsartlip) for a breakdown of ages receiving language instruction.

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 3
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 65-74 (2), 75-84 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 149
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (10)

Total Number 152


SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2008, June
Population on reserve: 537
Population off reserve: 212
Total Population: 749
Information Source: Indian and Northers Affairs Canada - Population Statistics Report
Please note that Tsawout is one of four Bands that make up the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board. For further detailed information on the band school that serves Tsawout, please see WJOLTLEP (Tsartlip) for a breakdown of ages receiving language instruction.

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 13
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (8), 45-54 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 736
Number of people learning the language 87
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (75), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (8)

Total Number 749