Language Needs Assessment: Stz'uminus First Nation

Funding Applcation: Pre-school Language Nest
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Chemainus


Stz'uminus First Nation
Carey Clint, Manager/ Childcare

This project will serve the following communities:

Chemainus First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2005, January
Population on reserve: 700
Population off reserve: 554
Total Population: 1254
Information Source: membership
We have not had a poll done in our community for many years. Staff at Admin do not know of when it was done last( had to put 2005 in the poll box to submit assessment) . There was an employment poll done 3 yrs. ago but it only had a 30% return so it is not an accurate number. Membership numbers are the only numbers we currently have available

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 18
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (3), 55-64 (12), 65-74 (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 95
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (14), 45-54 (38), 55-64 (26), 65-74 (17)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1141
Number of people learning the language 351
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (56), 5-14 (194), 15-19 (20), 25-44 (55), 45-54 (25), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 1254