Language Needs Assessment: Wet'suwet'en First Nation

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Witsuwit'en
Dialect: Witsuwit’en


Wet'suwet'en First Nation
Janine Luggi, Proposal Writer

This project will serve the following communities:

Wet'suwet'en First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 99
Population off reserve: 142
Total Population: 241
Information Source: Membership Clerk

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 6
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (2), 75-84 (3), 85 and over (1)

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 235
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 241