Language Needs Assessment: Malahat Nation


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


Organization

Malahat Nation
Dannie Richard, Community and Social Programs Coodinator

This project will serve the following communities:



MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 150
Population off reserve: 164
Total Population: 314
Information Source: Malahat Nation Membership statistics

Community Language Fluency

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

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

Number that do not speak or understand the language 308
Number of people learning the language 7
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (4), 15-19 (3)

Total Number 314