Language Needs Assessment: Denisiqi Services Society


Funding Applcation: Pre-school Language Nest
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Carrier


Organization

Denisiqi Services Society
Stella Stump, Aboriginal Infant Development

This project will serve the following communities:



Ulkatchot'en



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, April
Population on reserve: 520
Population off reserve: 513
Total Population: 1033
Information Source: AANDC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 26
Age groups that speak the language fluently 0-4 (1), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (6), 75-84 (4), 85 and over (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 275
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 15-19 (19), 20-24 (29), 25-44 (65), 45-54 (46), 55-64 (32), 65-74 (41), 75-84 (41), 85 and over (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 732
Number of people learning the language 57
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (9), 5-14 (33), 15-19 (5), 25-44 (6), 45-54 (3), 65-74 (1)

Total Number 1033