Language Needs Assessment: Moricetown Band


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Witsuwit'en

Organization

Moricetown Band
Wanda Nikal, Language Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Moricetown Band Office



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, November
Population on reserve: 707
Population off reserve: 1276
Total Population: 1983
Information Source: Moricetown Band Membership

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 107
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (3), 55-64 (54), 65-74 (33), 75-84 (14), 85 and over (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 53
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (8), 55-64 (12), 65-74 (32), 75-84 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1823
Number of people learning the language 108
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (30), 5-14 (58), 25-44 (14), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 1983