Language Needs Assessment: Tl'azt'en Nation


Funding Applcation: Language Authority and Language Plan Development
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Carrier


Organization

Tl'azt'en Nation
Rachel Robert, Liaison Worker

This project will serve the following communities:



Tl’azt’en Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, January
Population on reserve: 581
Population off reserve: 1160
Total Population: 1741
Information Source: Charlene Tom, Membership Clerk for Tl’azt’en Nation

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 151
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (10), 45-54 (50), 55-64 (41), 65-74 (30), 75-84 (20)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 242
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (45), 25-44 (26), 45-54 (115), 55-64 (56)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1348
Number of people learning the language 103
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (23), 5-14 (80)

Total Number 1741