Language Needs Assessment: Hesquiaht Language Program


Funding Applcation: Pre-school Language Nest
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: ḥiškʷiiʔatḥ


Organization

Hesquiaht Language Program
Layla Rorick, Administrator

This project will serve the following communities:



Hesquiaht



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, January
Population on reserve: 50
Population off reserve: 640
Total Population: 690
Information Source: Language Needs Assessment 2013/14

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 13
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (2), 75-84 (11)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 38
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (3), 5-14 (1), 20-24 (1), 25-44 (3), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (10)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 639
Number of people learning the language 21
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (3), 5-14 (3), 15-19 (1), 20-24 (1), 25-44 (11), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 690