Language Needs Assessment: Nezul Be Hunuyeh Child & Family Services Society


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Nak’albun-Dzinghubuy/Stuart Trembleur Lake


Organization

Nezul Be Hunuyeh Child & Family Services Society
Janice Helsoe, Social Worker

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Tl’azt’en Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, January
Population on reserve: 950
Population off reserve: 792
Total Population: 1742
Information Source: Contact at Tl’azt’en Band Office
Nezul Be Hunuyeh is a Delegated Aboriginal Child Welfare Agency. We work with children, youth and families from this community. We have guardianship of children from this community. We do not have access to the specific information that you are requesting in this survey. Information provided is based on conversations with Tl’azt’en band members and the numbers provided are estimates only.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 30
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (7), 55-64 (8), 65-74 (15)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 53
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (47), 45-54 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1659
Number of people learning the language 47
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (47)

Total Number 1742


Nak'azdli Band



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, January
Population on reserve: 700
Population off reserve: 1100
Total Population: 1800
Information Source: Contact at Nak’azdli Band Office
Nezul Be Hunuyeh is a Delegated Aboriginal Child Welfare Agency. We work with children, youth and families from this community. We have guardianship of children from this community. We do not have access to the specific information that you are requesting in this survey. Information provided is based on conversations with Tl’azt’en band members and the numbers provided are estimates only.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 210
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (210)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 105
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (50), 55-64 (55)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1485
Number of people learning the language 140
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (140)

Total Number 1800