Language Needs Assessment: Adams Lake Indian Band


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Secwepemctsín
Dialect: Lakes


Organization

Adams Lake Indian Band
Robert Matthew, Principal

This project will serve the following communities:



Sexqeltqín (Adams Lake)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, December
Population on reserve: 418
Population off reserve: 328
Total Population: 746
Information Source: Adams Lake Band Registry Administrator
52 non ALIB live on the reserve

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (1), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (1), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (3), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 90
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (8), 5-14 (56), 15-19 (6), 20-24 (6), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 646
Number of people learning the language 96
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (6), 5-14 (58), 15-19 (9), 20-24 (8), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (11), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 746