Language Needs Assessment: Nisga'a Lisims Government


Funding Applcation: Language Authority and Language Plan Development
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nisg̱a’a
Dialect: Nisga'a


Organization

Nisga'a Lisims Government
Esther Adams, Language Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



New Aiyansh Village



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 793
Population off reserve: 0
Total Population: 793
Information Source: Nisg̱a'a Lisims Government Elegibility & Enrolment Statistics
The overall Nisg̱a'a population residing outside of Nisg̱a'a lands is 5241 - there are four Nisg̱a'a communities. At this time, we're not able to provide a breakdown to show how many of the 5241 members are from which Nisg̱a'a village.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 131
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (54), 65-74 (52), 75-84 (20), 85 and over (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 259
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (100), 45-54 (94), 55-64 (65)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 403
Number of people learning the language 312
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (110), 15-19 (59), 20-24 (43), 25-44 (100)

Total Number 793


Gingolx Village Government



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 407
Population off reserve: 0
Total Population: 407
Information Source: Nisg̱a'a Lisims Government Eligibility & Enrolment stats
The overall Nisg̱a'a population residing outside of Nisg̱'a lands is 5241 - there are four Nisg̱a'a communities. At this time, we're not able to provide a breakdown to show how many of the 5241 members are from which Nisg̱a'a village.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 76
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (30), 65-74 (31), 75-84 (10), 85 and over (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 80
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (25), 45-54 (41), 55-64 (14)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 251
Number of people learning the language 107
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (53), 15-19 (34)

Total Number 407


Laxgalts'ap Village Government



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 530
Population off reserve: 0
Total Population: 530
Information Source: Nisg̱a'a Lisims Government Eligibilty & Enrolment Stats
The overall Nisg̱a'a population residing outside of Nisg̱a'a lands is 5241 - there are four Nisg̱a'a communities. At this time, we're not able to provide a breakdown to show how many of the 5241 members are from which Nisg̱a'a village.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 148
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (30), 55-64 (72), 65-74 (32), 75-84 (10), 85 and over (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 264
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (46), 25-44 (150), 45-54 (68)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 118
Number of people learning the language 118
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (84), 15-19 (14)

Total Number 530


Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 213
Population off reserve: 0
Total Population: 213
Information Source: Nisg̱a'a Lisims Government Eligibility & Enrolment Stats
The overall Nisg̱a'a population residing outside of Nisg̱a'a lands is 5241 - there are four Nisg̱a'a communities. At this time, we're not able to provide a breakdown to show how many of the 5241 members are from which Nisg̱a'a village.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 59
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (15), 55-64 (25), 65-74 (17), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 66
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (45), 45-54 (21)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 88
Number of people learning the language 62
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (9), 5-14 (43), 15-19 (10)

Total Number 213