Language Needs Assessment: Seabird Island Band


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


Organization

Seabird Island Band
Carlene Brown, Early Childhood Program Manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Seabird Island Indian Band



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, January
Population on reserve: 700
Population off reserve: 400
Total Population: 1100
Information Source: Health Director

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 3
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (2), 65-74 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 22
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (4), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (8)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1075
Number of people learning the language 1097
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (130), 5-14 (164), 15-19 (95), 20-24 (117), 25-44 (275), 45-54 (200), 55-64 (50), 65-74 (45), 75-84 (15), 85 and over (6)

Total Number 1100